Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem Launches Abuse Plan for Holy Land Schools

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By ZENIT Staff Fr. Iyad Twal, Director of the Latin Patriarchate Schools in Palestine and Israel, in partnership with World Vision, an independent humanitarian organization of Christian inspiration, founded in 1950 by US Baptist missionary Robert Pierce, launched on May 22, 2019, an agreement entitled “Child Protection Policy” to be implemented in the Latin Patriarchate […]

Italy: Brothers of the Christian Schools Launch Five New Projects

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By ZENIT Staff In the year of the celebrations to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the death of their founder St. John Baptist de La Salle, the Brothers of the Christian Schools present five new school projects for those living in “border places”, geographical and cultural, in the sign of the mission of proximity to […]

Archbishop Auza Stresses Need to Protect Civilians in Conflict Zones

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By ZENIT Staff Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Apostolic Nuncio, Permanent Observer of the Holy See, stressed the importance of protecting civilians in war zones on May 23, 2019, during the UN Security Council Open Debate on Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict in New York. Following are the Archbishop’s remarks I would like to thank Indonesia […]

Poland: Bishops Release Letter on Abuse

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By ZENIT Staff The systemic response to the problem of abuse of children and youth by some clerics was the main theme of the Permanent Council of the Polish Bishops’ Conference convened by the President of the Polish Episcopate, Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki, on May 22, 2019. The following letter was prepared by the bishops and […]

California advances bill to violate sacramental seal

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Sacramento, Calif., May 24, 2019 / 09:38 am (CNA).- State senators in California have voted to approve a law that would require priests to violate the seal of confession. Senate Bill 360 passed Thursday by an overwhelming margin, with legislators voting 30-2 in favor of the measure. The bill would require priests to report any […]

Athletica Vaticana in Montenegro for Games of Small States of Europe

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By ZENIT Staff Athletica Vaticana will be present at the 18th edition of the Games of the Small States of Europe due to take place in the Republic of Montenegro from May 27 to June 1, 2019. The first sports association set up in the Vatican and the official Representative of the Holy See, it […]

US: Pope Appoints New Bishop of Saginaw

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By ZENIT Staff Pope Francis has named the Most Reverend Robert D. Gruss, 63, up until now Bishop of Rapid City, as Bishop of Saginaw, Michigan. Bishop Robert Gruss was born June 25, 1955, in Texarkana, Arkansas. He attended Madison Area Technical College, in Madison, Wisconsin, and Spartan School of Aeronautics in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and […]

Holy Father Extols Benefits of Sports at ‘The Football We Love’ Gathering

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By ZENIT Staff On May 23, 2019, the Pope received in audience the participants in the meeting “The football we love”, organized by the sports newspaper “La Gazzetta dello Sport” in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, University and Research (MUIR), the Italian Football Federation and the Serie A League. Around six thousand children were […]

Pope Francis Encourages Work of Association of Italian Ecclesiastical Museums

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By ZENIT Staff On May 24, 2019, in the Clementine Hall of the Vatican Apostolic Palace, the Holy Father Francis received in audience the directors and employees of the Association of Italian Ecclesiastical Museums. The Association, promoter of cultural events, guided tours to places of historic and cultural interest, and conventions on related themes, has […]

Pro-life student group wins affiliation at Scottish university

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Aberdeen, Scotland, May 24, 2019 / 01:01 am (CNA).- A pro-life group at the University of Aberdeen has been granted affiliation by the school’s student association, a month after filing a lawsuit charging unlawful discrimination. “This week, the Aberdeen University Students’ Association (AUSA) informed us that our society application has been approved, which means we […]