Franciscan University forms partnership with Iraqi Catholic university

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Steubenville, Ohio, Dec 10, 2019 / 03:05 pm (CNA).- A Catholic university in the U.S. has partnered with an Iraqi Catholic college to promote opportunities for scholarship, collaboration, and understanding between the two countries. Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio and the Catholic University of Erbil (CUE) in Iraq signed a Memorandum of Understanding on […]

Peoria bishop announces novena for Venerable Sheen’s sainthood cause

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Peoria, Ill., Dec 10, 2019 / 02:38 pm (CNA).- Bishop Daniel Jenky of Peoria is inviting the faithful to pray a novena beginning Dec. 12 to “petition God unceasingly” that Archbishop Fulton Sheen’s sainthood cause may move forward. Sheen, a beloved American evangelist and television personality who died in 1979, was set to be beatified […]

Raleigh pro-life pregnancy center to move next door to abortion clinic

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Raleigh, N.C., Dec 10, 2019 / 01:43 pm (CNA).- A pregnancy resource center in Raleigh, North Carolina will be allowed to move into a house next door to an abortion clinic following a settlement in a federal lawsuit, three years after the city council denied the center’s rezoning request. Hand of Hope Pregnancy Resource Center […]

Priests Face Kidnapping Threat in Nigeria

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By ZENIT Staff Fr. Malachy Asadu, a priest from the Diocese of Nsukka, in the State of Enugu, in southern Nigeria was released two days after his abduction. This was confirmed by the police yesterday, November 27, stating that the priest is in good health condition, according to Fides News Agency. Fr. Asadu was kidnapped […]

Journalist Esther Nunez Collects Cardinal Landazuri Prize for Zenit

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By Rosa Die Alcolea Peruvian journalist Esther Nunez Balbin, a Zenit collaborator, collected, in the name of the Agency, the plaque of special mention of the Cardinal Juan Landazuri Ricketts 2019 National Journalism Prize, which the Peruvian Episcopal Conference awarded this Agency for the journalistic coverage of the Synod on the Amazon, held in the […]

Two guards injured in attack at Washington Basilica

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Washington D.C., Dec 10, 2019 / 09:35 am (CNA).- Police have ended a standoff with a suspect after an attack at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception left two people injured. Two security guards at the shrine are reportedly “conscious and breathing” after one was stabbed and another was struck by […]

Christians at Risk in Northeast Syria

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By ZENIT Staff “At least 300 Christians have been forced to leave the towns of Ras al-Ain, Derbasiyah, Tall Tamr and one area of al-Malikiyah, and we are afraid that if the fighting continues, there could be a still greater exodus which might even include the town of Qamishli, where there are 2,300 Christian families […]

Cardinal Tagle Calls for More Church Roles for Women, Young People

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By Roy Lagarde The incoming head of the Vatican’s evangelization body has called on Asian bishops’ conferences to strengthen the role of women and the youth in the church, particularly in the media ministry, according to CBCP News. Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, the new Prefect of the Congregation for Evangelization of Peoples, said that it […]