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German bishops on Middle East: nations must act to prevent genocide
In a statement on the Middle East, the German Bishops' Conference said that nations are obligated to act to prevent genocide.
Deploring the persecution of Christians, the bishops said ...
Pope meets with family of slain Catholic Pakistani official
Pope Francis met on August 27 with the mother and brother of Shahbaz Bhatti, who served as Pakistan's Federal Minister for Minorities Affairs from 2008 until his assassination in ...
Caritas Turkey financially �powerless' in face of influx of Christian refugees
In a letter to Pope Francis, leaders of Caritas Turkey said that they are financially "powerless" to assist all of the refugees from neighboring Syria and Iraq.
Although "we do not make ...
Russian patriarch offers condolences to Pope Francis
The head of the Russian Orthodox Church has sent condolences to Pope Francis following the death of his nephew's family in an automobile crash.
"Please accept my profound condolences ...
Islamic State's control of Syrian territory marked by crucifixions, amputations
A United Nations commission has documented human rights violations perpetrated in Syria by the Islamic State of Syria and the Levant .
The Sunni jihadist group, also known as ISIS, now ...
Franciscan leader: �the Middle East is in flames'
The priest who serves as Franciscan superior in the Holy Land and several Middle Eastern nations told an Italian audience that the Arab Spring has brought radical change to the ...
Italian bishops' leader says Church should welcome 'unconventional couples' to sacraments
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 ...
Indian state discusses ban on sacramental wine
In India's Kerela state, a proposal to ban alcoholic beverages has spawned a debate about the use of wine in the Catholic Mass.
Vellappally Natesan, the general secretary of the Sree ...
Bahrain's king offers shelter to Christian refugees from Iraq
King Hamad Bin Isa al Khalifa of Bahrain has offered refuge to 200 Christian refugee families from Mosul, Iraq, the Zenit news agency reports.
"This shows his generosity toward ...
Russia, Moscow patriarchate spreading 'misinformation' about Ukraine, Catholic prelate charges
A Ukrainian Catholic bishop in England has charged that the Russian Orthodox Church is spreading misinformation about the role of the Eastern Catholic Church in Ukraine.
Bishop Hlib ...