Global Church News

  • Indian elected mayor of Cambridge City

    Jun 07, 2024

    The Cambridge City councillors elected Councillor Baiju Thittala as the new Mayor of Cambridge on May 23 for the Municipal Year 2024/2025. He succeeds Mayor Jenny Gawthrope Wood.

  • Laypeople to trace history of Church in Papua

    Jun 07, 2024

    A team has been formed to help the Church hierarchy and the government decide the date of arrival of the first missionaries.

  • A desire for unity amid Church tensions

    Jun 07, 2024

    A comprehensive synthesis of feedback from 35,000 US Catholics, gathered as part of the ongoing Synod on Synodality, reveals a strong desire for unity among lay Catholics and clergy, despite significant political and theological divisions.

  • Diocese rebuilds dam in response to climate change

    Jun 07, 2024

    A Catholic diocese in Zimbabwe has rebuilt its own dam as part of faith-based responses to water challenges brought by climate change.

  • Indonesian government announces new initiatives for local Church

    Jun 07, 2024

    The Indonesian Ministry for Religious Affairs, through its Directorate for Catholics, has unveiled several new projects in collaboration with the local Church.

  • Eucharistic pilgrimage with 7,000 friends

    Jun 07, 2024

    Drizzling rain came down upon our heads, umbrellas and rain jackets, and Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament was somewhere ahead of us amongst the several thousand pilgrims.

  • Meeting Jesus at midnight or in the wee hours

    Jun 07, 2024

    We all have them, those desperate times, particularly in the wee hours of the morning, when illness or anxiety pulls us up from our beds and down to our knees, or keeps us on our feet, pacing the floor as we seek relief from physical or mental or spiritual aches and ailments.

  • Chinese and Taiwanese Churches to walk ‘hand in hand’

    Jun 07, 2024

    Catholic bishops and scholars from mainland China and Taiwan joined a seminar on inculturation and cooperation amid political tensions between the two nations.

  • 800 years on, St Francis’ tunic returns to Egypt

    Jun 07, 2024

    "A chance to follow in St Francis' steps": Eight centuries after the Italian holy man visited Egypt, his relics make a return.

  • Gallagher recalls 76th anniversary of Israel’s independence

    Jun 07, 2024

    The Vatican's Secretary for Relations with States and International Organizations, Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, marks the 76th anniversary of Israel's independence, recalling the history between the Holy See and Israel, and expressing the conviction that dialogue and working together toward peace is possible.