Global Church News

  • Indonesian interfaith leaders commit to protect kids

    Apr 22, 2016

    An interfaith coalition of Indonesian religious leaders have committed themselves to protecting children from religious violence and discrimination.

  • Melanesian bishops study West Papua

    Apr 22, 2016

    A local Catholic Women’s group told the bishops that “the United Liberation Movement for West Papua represents them and has their full support.”

  • Implement ‘unfulfilled part’ of Vatican II

    Apr 22, 2016

    A meeting of the National Biblical Catechetical & Liturgical Centre (NBCLC) has mooted the need to find ‘unfulfilled parts’ of the Vatican II agenda and implement them.

  • Guwahati’s "monuments of mercy": Scholarships for deserving students

    Apr 22, 2016

    Support for deserving students through scholarships funded by the archdiocese: This is the aim of the new program launched in Guwahati, in the Indian state of Assam

  • Iraqi priest: My vocation, in the drama of war and disease

    Apr 22, 2016

    A vocation to the priesthood which originates and is fed by the "ilnesses" and the "drama of a nation" battered by decades of war and sectarian divisions; a personal story that is intertwined with the life of his beloved country, where "God willing" he desires to carry out his mission.

  • Earth Day and food security: A common bond

    Apr 22, 2016

    April 22 has been celebrated globally as Earth Day since 1970. But the day is more than a time of celebration: it’s a reminder of the impact of stewardship of the planet. For Food for the Hungry, that stewardship has impact on life now and life eternally in the countries where they serve.

  • Queen Elizabeth and the Popes

    Apr 22, 2016

    Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II turned ninety on Thursday. The last time she came to the Vatican it was to meet Pope Francis together with her husband Prince Philip on the 3rd of April 2014.

  • Divorced and remarried are now asking for Communion, says senior Milan official

    Apr 22, 2016

    Pope Francis’s apostolic exhortation, Amoris Laetitia, has begun to change attitudes to Communion in the archdiocese of Milan, according to a senior official.

  • MPs vote unanimously to declare ISIS atrocities genocide

    Apr 22, 2016

    MPs have voted unanimously to declare that ISIS is committing genocide against Christians, Yazidis and other groups including some Shia Muslims.

  • China needs more Bibles than expected

    Apr 22, 2016

    On a recent trip, Bibles for China helped come alongside China’s churches. During the visit, Bibles for China helped resource the Church with 10,000 Bibles. Still, this isn’t enough to quench the ever-growing thirst for God’s Word.