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African bishops oppose closing borders in fight against Ebola
"The closing of borders is not the solution to Ebola," the Symposium of the Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) said in a statement released to the Fides news ...
Archbishop Chaput: believers are outsiders in America today
Christians should recognize that they are outside the mainstream in American society today, Philadelphia's Archbishop Charles Chaput said in the annual Erasmus Lecture, sponsored by First ...
Pope Francis reflects on the Church as the Body of Christ
Continuing his series of Wednesday catecheses on the Church, Pope Francis devoted his October 22 general audience to the Church as the Body of Christ.
Recalling the prophet Ezekiel's ...
Rhode Island bishop critiques synod
Bishop Thomas Tobin of Providence has written a candid and critical series of "random thoughts" on the recent Synod of Bishops.
"In trying to accommodate the needs of the age, as Pope ...
Dallas diocese housed Ebola victim's fiancée, family
Bishop Kevin Farrell of Dallas said that the diocese has housed the fiancée of Ebola virus victim Thomas Eric Duncan, as well as her son and two nephews, for several weeks.
The four, ...
Liturgical items on agenda of US bishops' meeting
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops will discuss several liturgical items at its November 10-13 meeting.
The bishops will vote on a revision of the current (1989) ...
Ukrainian Catholic leader laments foreign aggression
The head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church said in a radio interview that Ukraine is a victim of foreign aggression, and not in the midst of a civil war.
Major Archbishop ...
Iraq: Christian refugees' plight worsened by flooding
Heavy rains have flooded Dohuk, the northern Iraqi city to which 100,000 of the nation's Christians have fled, according to the Assyrian International News Agency.
The floods have ...
Vatican envoy calls for greater respect for indigenous peoples
The Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations said in an October 20 statement that "much still needs to be done to safeguard the human rights and fundamental freedoms of ...
Vatican's UN envoy repeats support for 2-state solution to Israeli-Palestinian conflict
Speaking on October 21 at a UN Security Council session on the Middle East, the Holy See's permanent representative reiterated the Vatican's support for a two-state solution to the ...