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‘A real via crucis’: Pope Francis, patriarch plead on behalf of Iraq’s Christians CWN - August 8

Pope Francis has renewed his appeal to the Church to intercede for the persecuted Christians of Iraq. “The Holy Father is following with deep concern the dramatic news reports coming from...

French basilica desecrated CWN - August 7

Two churches in Thonon-les-Bains, a city of 30,000 in eastern France, were desecrated on August 5, according to Le Messager, a newspaper based in Chablais. A man in his thirties entered St....

Vatican UN envoy says military action justified to save Christians in Iraq CWN - August 11

The Vatican’s representative at UN headquarters in Geneva has said that “military action in this moment is probably necessary” to curb the slaughter of Christians in Iraq. Archbishop Silvani...

Letter from Pope Francis read at slain journalist’s funeral Mass CWN - August 25

James Foley, the American journalist who was kidnapped in Syria in 2012 and beheaded by forces of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in August 2014, was buried from a New Hampshire parish on...

Oklahoma archdiocese successful in lawsuit to block Black Mass CWN - August 21

A lawyer representing the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City has announced victory in a lawsuit brought by the archdiocese to block a Black Mass that had beens scheduled for the city's civic center in...

Bishops move to counter black Mass in Oklahoma City CWN - August 6

Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City and Bishop Edward Slattery of Tulsa, Oklahoma have moved to counter a Black Mass scheduled for September 21st. The Black Mass is slated to be performed at...

Conversions to Christianity on the rise in Egypt CWN - August 8

The situation of Coptic Christians in Egypt has improved since the 2013 military overthrow of the Muslim Brotherhood, and conversions from Islam to Coptic Christianity are on the rise, according to...

Theologian raps bishops as LCWR ends annual meeting CWN - August 18

The Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) concluded its annual conference, enthusiastically applauding an address by Sister Elizabeth Johnson, who denounced the Vatican for issuing a...

Outgoing Vatican prefect says he asked for appointment to Spanish archdiocese CWN - August 29

Cardinal Antonio Cañizares Llovera, who has been named Archbishop of Valencia, Spain, after almost six years as prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, has said that he sought the...

Italian bishops' leader says Church should welcome 'unconventional couples' to sacraments CWN - August 27

The secretary-general of the Italian bishops’ conference has said that the Church must make efforts to welcome “unconventional couples.” "Couples in irregular matrimonial situations are also...

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