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In Germany, thousands of Muslim refugees seeking Baptism CWN - September 30

Thousands of Muslim refugees have sought Baptism after arriving in Germany, the Italian daily Il Giornale reports. In Berlin, Rev. Gottfriend Martens reports that over 600 Muslims have been...

Cameroon: human screens protect worshippers at Sunday Mass after Boko Haram terror attack CWN - September 10

After Boko Haram terror attacks in northern Cameroon, Catholics in the African country have formed human chains to screen off areas where Mass is celebrated outdoors, a local bishop...

Syrian archbishop rips US support for Islamic rebels CWN - October 2

A Syrian bishop has reacted strongly to Senator John McCain’s claim that Russian planes are bombing US-backed rebel forces, saying that McCain’s statement is “a blatant...

Cardinal Burke named member of curial congregation CWN - September 29

Pope Francis has named Cardinal Carlo Caffarra and Cardinal Raymond Burke as members of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. The two prelates retain their respective positions as Archbishop...

Vatican reportedly unhappy over guest list for White House reception with Pope CWN - September 18

Vatican officials are upset that the White House has invited a number of prominent Catholic dissenters to attend a reception for Pope Francis, according to a Wall Street Journal report. Citing...

10 prelates to draft Synod of Bishops’ final document CWN - October 2

Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, the secretary general of the Synod of Bishops, has announced the names of the nine prelates who will work with him to draft the final report of the upcoming synod on the...

Archbishop Chaput sees 'subtle hopelessness' in message of Synod working document CWN - October 7

Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia said that working document for the Synod of Bishops "engenders a subtle hopelessness" in his address to the assembly. The instrumentum laboris,...

Vatican releases names of all participants in upcoming Synod CWN - September 15

The Holy See Press Office has released the names of all the participants in the 14th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, which begins on October 4. The Vatican has already released...

Bishop Olmsted issues powerful challenge to Catholic men CWN - September 30

In a powerfully worded apostolic exhortation addressed to the men of his diocese, Bishop Thomas Olmsted of Phoenix, Arizona, has urged them to “not hesitate to engage in the battle that is...

Vatican issues statement on meeting between Pope Francis, Kim Davis CWN - October 2

Father Federico Lombardi, the director of the Holy See Press Office, has issued a statement on the meeting between Pope Francis and Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who was jailed for refusing...

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