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Message of Propaganda Fide to AMECEA Plenary Assembly

Here below we publish the message of the Congregation for the Evangelization of the Peoples (Propaganda Fide) on the occasion of the 18th Plenary Assembly of the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA).  *** 
Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Risen Lord Jesus Christ,
On behalf of…

Australian Euthanasia Campaigner’s Medical License Suspended ‘to Protect Public Health’

By Monica Doumit On Wednesday evening, euthanasia advocate Dr Philip Nitschke’s medical license was suspended by the South Australian Board of the Medical Board of Australia.
The Medical Board is permitted to take immediate action in relation to a registered health practitioner if it reasonably believes that be…

Mosul Prelates Call on ‘People of Conscience’ to Pressure Militants to End the Destruction

In an appeal to the international community, the Archbishops of Mosul in Iraq on Tuesday asked for more outside help for minorities in Iraq. With violence still ongoing in parts of the country, they declared: “We, the Archbishops of Mosul, coming from all the denominations gathered in Erbil/Ankawah, headed by His…

Right to Religious Freedom Being Violated Universally, Says Lord Alton

A crucial stipulation regarding the right to religious freedom in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is being “violated universally” and is “under threat in almost every corner of the world,” Lord Alton of Liverpool has said. Addressing a debate he initiated in the House of Lords July 24th, the British pee…

Pope Francis Prays for Success of Ordinariate’s Exploration Day

Pope Francis has conveyed his good wishes and prayers for a successful and inspiring day in the UK aimed at promoting unity between the Catholic and Anglican Churches and ecumenical dialogue. A special message, delivered on behalf of the Holy Father…

Caritas Jerusalem Director Appeals to Pope to Hold Prayer Vigil

The director of Caritas Jerusalem has launched an appeal to Pope Francis to hold a prayer vigil for the Holy Land, as was done for Syria and Iraq earlier this month. Father Raed Abusahliah said he is hoping that next Saturday and Sunday could serve …

Coin Commemorating Pope’s First Asian Trip To Be Released in September

South Korea’s central bank has announced that on Sept. 30 it will release a set of commemorative coins to celebrate Pope Francis’ upcoming visit to the country next month. The Bank of Korea said it will issue 90,000 silver and brass coins to “spread…

English Bishops Condemn Persecution in Mosul

On behalf of the bishops conference of England and Wales, Bishop Declan Lang has issued the following press release.  ***
As Chair of the International Department of the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, I condemn in the strongest possible terms, the ISIS insurgents ultimatum to the Christian population…

Pope Gets in Line at Vatican Canteen

The Pope spent his lunchtime today queuing up for food in the Vatican canteen and dining with Vatican staff. Franco Piano, the chef, has reflected on Francis’ surprise visit there in an interview with Vatican Radio Friday.
“He was just like any other guest” and was so “humble,” he said, adding that he simply to…

Pope Sends Message of Condolence Following Plane Crash in Northern Mali

The Holy Father has sent his condolences to the families of victims killed in a deadly plane crash in the African country of Mali yesterday. The telegram was sent Friday on behalf of the Holy Father by Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin to A…

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