Global Church News

  • Persecution of Myanmar Christians ‘akin to Rohingya’

    Apr 29, 2022

    The US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has drawn parallels between the situation of minority Christians in Myanmar with the persecution faced by Rohingya Muslims since 2017.

  • Voters made a ‘choice of reason’

    Apr 29, 2022

    Following the re-election of Emmanuel Macron as President of France on April 24, the president of the French Bishops’ Conference says voters made a reasonable choice but noted that the results show growing political divisions in French society.

  • Choosing the best among the worst

    Apr 29, 2022

    ‘‘La Croix’ endorses Emmanuel Macron for second term as French president

  • Council of Cardinals discuss war, climate change, women

    Apr 29, 2022

    The Council of Cardinals meets with Pope Francis for the first time since the publication of the Apostolic Constitution “Praedicate evangelium: On the Roman Curia and its service to the Church in the World.”

  • St Joseph the Worker

    Apr 29, 2022

    To foster deep devotion to Saint Joseph among Catholics, and in response to the “May Day” celebrations for workers sponsored by Communists, Pope Pius XII instituted the feast of Saint Joseph the Worker in 1955.

  • St Rose Venerini

    Apr 29, 2022

    Rose was born at Viterbo in Italy, the daughter of a doctor.

  • Catholic missionaries face visa delay in Bangladesh

    Apr 29, 2022

    Bangladeshi authorities have withheld the visa extensions of four foreign missionaries, including a nun reportedly due to negative intelligence reports, say church sources.

  • Caritas’ commitment to Ukrainian refugees in Moldova

    Apr 29, 2022

    Fr. Petru Ciobanu, director of Caritas Moldova highlights the work of Caritas among Ukrainian refugees in Moldova amid recent fears of the spread of the war in Ukraine to Transnistria.

  • This Catholic doctor provides care for 1 million people in Sudan, South Sudan

    Apr 29, 2022

    Sudan and South Sudan are countries currently facing several hardships. After the military staged a coup in Sudan six months ago, the country remains in political and economic turmoil. Its neighbor, South Sudan, faces severe food shortages and a rise in violence.

  • Kenyan President calls on armed groups to nurture peace and stability in DRC

    Apr 29, 2022

    Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has called on armed groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo to lay down their weapons and work with President Félix Tshisekedi in “nurturing peace and stability” in the country.