Ethiopia: ‘We Can Live in Peaceful Coexistence’

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By Tobias Lehner The struggle for control over the northern Ethiopian province of Tigray has escalated into a bloody conflict. The fighting has now spilled over into the neighboring country of Eritrea, a country with which Ethiopia had made peace after a decade of armed conflicts. Observers warn of a new humanitarian catastrophe on the […]

Venezuelan Bishops Issue Statement Ahead of Elections

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By ZENIT Staff The Standing Commission of the Episcopal Conference of Venezuela sends a message to the people of God in view of the legislative elections for the renewal of the unicameral Parliament, scheduled for December 6, reported Fides News Agency. In this context, she reaffirms what had already been declared: “far from contributing to […]

Prayer of Entrustment to Mary for Feast of Immaculate Conception

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By ZENIT Staff The Cardinal Vicar writes to the families of the diocese and sends the text of the prayer to be recited at home. During the day of next Tuesday, the Franciscans of the Twelve Holy Apostles will be present in front of the monument behind Piazza di Spagna to support those who still […]

New coalition champions spiritual rights of patients

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Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Dec 2, 2020 / 03:00 pm (CNA).- A new coalition seeks to promote the rights of hospital patients to have “reasonable” access to family and clergy during the pandemic. The Health Care Civil Rights Task Force is a project of the Christ Medicus Foundation, the National Catholic Bioethics Center (NCBC), the Terri […]

Hong Kong democracy protestors sentenced to months in prison

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CNA Staff, Dec 2, 2020 / 01:05 pm (CNA).- Three Hong Kong pro-democracy activists, including a Catholic university student, were sentenced to prison on Wednesday for participating in illegal protests. Democracy activists Joshua Wong, Agnes Chow, and Ivan Lam were sentenced to 13.5 months, 10 months, and 7 months, respectively, in prison. They had each […]