In Nicaragua, paramilitaries attack bishop and besiege church

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Managua, Nicaragua, Jul 16, 2018 / 03:19 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- This weekend, paramilitaries in Nicaragua attacked a car carrying the Bishop of Esteli, and in a separate incident pro-government forces besieged students in a parish church, killing two. Protests against president Daniel Ortega which began April 18 have resulted in more than 300 deaths, according […]

Federal appeals court sides with Texas bishops in privacy case

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Austin, Texas, Jul 16, 2018 / 01:45 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A federal court of appeals sided with the Texas Catholic bishops in a July 15 ruling blocking a request from abortion groups to access the bishops’ private communications regarding abortion. “Hitting churches with subpoenas to win the culture wars was a bad idea from the […]

Haiti: Monsignor Launay Saturne Appointed Archbishop of Cap-Haitien

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By Hélène Ginabat Pope Francis on July 16, 2018, appointed Monsignor Launay Saturne, 54, up to now Bishop of Jacmel, Metropolitan Archbishop of Cap-Haitien (Haiti). He has been President of the Haitian Episcopal Conference since 2017. Monsignor Launay Saturne was born on January 14, 1964, at Delatte (Petit-Goave), in the Archdiocese of Port-au-Prince. He was […]

Addis Ababa: Archbishop Rugambwa Stresses Evangelization

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By ZENIT Staff “Remain anchored in the proper mission of the Church”. This is the exhortation delivered by Archbishop Protase Rugambwa, Secretary of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, to the participants in the 19th Plenary Assembly of the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) in his opening speech, yesterday, Sunday, […]

The Church Doesn’t Want to ‘Clericalize’ the Laity, Says Cardinal Farrell

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By Anne Kurian “The Church doesn’t want to ‘clericalize’ the laity,” affirms Cardinal Kevin Farrell, Prefect of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family, and Life. On July 14, 2018, Vatican News reported an interview of the Cardinal with “Intercom” magazine of the Episcopal Conference of Ireland. There he stresses that historically, laymen had “a second-rate […]

Bolivia: ‘Make One’s Own the Pope’s Vision of a Permanent State of Evangelization,’ says Cardinal Filoni

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By Marina Droujinina The 5th American Missionary Congress (CAM 5) represents one “of the significant stages in the missionary endeavor in this great Continent,” said Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, and Pope Francis’ Special Envoy to the Congress’ celebrations. The Cardinal stressed that the gathering “is called to […]

Respond to Hatred with Love and Witness, Encourages Cardinal Parolin

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By Hélène Ginabat “The identity of disciples comes from their having been chosen and taken from the world, and this election is a gift for them, but also a risky engagement,” said Cardinal Parolin, commenting on the Gospel passage of Saint John, where Jesus reminds His disciples that they don’t belong to the world: “behold […]

Holy See and China: The Dialogue Continues

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By Marina Droujinina The Holy See and the Chinese Authorities continue the dialogue, details of which are unknown, emphasizing that “if there is an agreement at the end,” “it will enable the Church to restore unity,” so that numerous dioceses, which have been without a Bishop for a long time” have “an accepted and recognized […]

Pope Names ‘Delegate Presidents” for Synod on Youth

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By ZENIT Staff Pope Francis on July 14, 2018, named four “delegate presidents” for the Synod of Bishops 2018: “Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment.” The synod will run from October 3-28, 2018, at the Vatican. The four will preside over the various sessions of the synod on the Holy Father’s behalf and will […]

Archbishop Auza at UN Session on Global Compact on Migration

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By ZENIT Staff On July 13, Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the UN, gave an intervention during the concluding session of the intergovernmental negotiations on the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration. In his statement, Archbishop Auza said that the nearly two year process of negotiations has brought […]