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Report: local Muslims kill 2 Christians in Nigerian town

Cardinal Mahony: Trump’s pardon of former sheriff is ‘disgusting’

Cardinal Roger Mahony, the retired archbishop of Los Angeles, blasted President Donald Trump for pardoning Joe Arpaio, the sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona, from 1993 to 2016. Arpaio, 85, was...

Vatican doctrinal congregation no longer cautions dissident theologians

The Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) has not taken disciplinary action against dissident theologians since the election of Pope Francis, the National Catholic...

Liturgical reform is ‘irreversible,’ Pope proclaims

Pope Francis told an Italian audience on August 24 that “we can assert with certainty and magisterial authority that the liturgical reform is irreversible.” Speaking at Italy’s...

South Sudan’s government responsible for civil war, prelate charges

The auxiliary bishop of Juba, South Sudan’s capital, charged that the nation’s government is responsible for the civil war that began in 2013. “The government is the...

North Korea launches another missile, escalating crisis

The Vatican newspaper gave this story front-page coverage in its 9/16 edition.

Pope gives new name, new focus to John Paul II Institute on Marriage and Family

With a motu proprio issued on September 19, Pope Francis has closed the Vatican Institute set up by St. John Paul II to study marriage and family life, replacing it with a new Institute with a...

Spanish bishop apologizes for Hindu ritual in Catholic church

Bishop Rafael Zorzona Boy of Cadiz y Ceuta has issued an apology to local Catholics for an incident in which a Hindu procession honoring the god Ganesh was welcomed into a Catholic church. The...

Report: Christianity spreading among Iran’s youth

Mohabat News, an Iranian Christian news agency, said in a recent report that Christianity is spreading rapidly among youth in some cities. “This high rate of conversion of Iranian youth to...

New papal document could re-ignite debate on liturgical translations

Pope Francis has amended the Code of Canon Law to give national bishops’ conferences the primary role in approving the translations of liturgical texts. The motu proprio Magnum Principium, released...