Caritas Jordan Says Foreign Powers Are ‘Washing Their Hands’ of Responsibility
The United Nation’s World Food Program announced that funds earmarked for Syrian refugees will be cut, leaving thousands of refugees at risk of starvation. According to Fides, the cut in funds will have devastating consequences on the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, which has taken in thousands of refugees from Syr...
Says Decline of Young Population, Aging Society Signify Disappearance of Local Communities
A Japanese Bishop is decrying how his nation's population is dropping to historic lows. According to AsiaNews,Bishop Isao Kikuchi of Niigata has released a statement in which heexplains how the aging populationis currently the most urgent problem for the country, which threatens to collapsethe pension system...
Also Arrest Local Imam Who Tried to Incite Crowd Against Police
In Pakistan, police have savedaChristian family accused of blasphemyfrom being lynched, reported Fides. There had been a new accusation of blasphemy in the town of Farooqabad, in Punjab, against young man, Awais Qamar, which followed when neighbors saw him use a piece of cloth as a mat on the floor of his hou...
Denounces Violence Against Priests, Religious
The Bishop of theMexican diocese where three elderly nuns were assaultedhascondemned the violence against religious and members of the clergy. In a statement, Bishop Oscar Armando Campos Contrerasof the Diocese of Tehuantepec, along with his clergy,decry theacts "perpetrated against three religious elderly...
Quote for July 3rd
"To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible."
- St. Thomas Aquinas
Leaflet's Text Threatens Expulsion of Christians From City by End of Ramadan
New terrorist threats have surfaced against Christians in Jerusalem. In the city's neighborhood of Beit Hanina, anew leaflet signed by the 'Emirate of Jerusalem' which containedthreats …read more
Pope Francis has expressed his closeness to the people of Greece. The country missed the deadline to payback a $1.8 million loan from theInternational Monetary Fund (IMF). Although the …read more
Addresses High Level Event on Climate Change
The president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace was part of the opening segment at Monday’s United NationsHigh Level Event on Climate Change in New York, and he urged the …read more
Vatican Presents Details on Papal Visit to Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay
From the Andes to the Atlantic Ocean, to the Amazon and the Rio de le Plata, going in a few hours from 4,000 meters of altitude down to sea level , and including a wide gamut of languages …read more
As candidates for US president are making headlines and as the Pope gears up for his trip this month to South America, his monthly prayer intentions bring both of these situations before the …read more
Cardinal: Church in Africa is fully alive and developing at a rapid pace. It is vital to assist Catholics there by providing urgently needed pastoral support.
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’Subcommittee on the Church in Africa approved 47 grants for a total of $1,205,236to support pastoral projects for the Church in Africa. The …read more
Says scientific conclusions need to 'touch us deeply' so we 'see and hear how the poor suffer and how the earth is being mistreated'
Here is the statement given Monday by Cardinal PeterTurkson, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, at the opening segment of the United NationsHigh Level Event on Climate …read more
"While considering the negative effects of terrorism on the enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms, we should also be clear in our reasoning that these effects will continue, and indeed will become worse, if the causes of terrorism are not clearly and swiftly addressed by the national States concerned and the international community"
Here is the statement given Tuesday byArchbishop Silvano Tomasi, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva, at the 29thSession …read more