Archive of July 5, 2005

Chinese Government arrests Vatican faithful bishop for the 6th time

Jul 5, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Bishop Julio Jia Zhiguo, 70, member of the China's underground Catholic church, has been arrested for the sixth time in 18 months, as the government continues harassing unofficial congregations,  the Cardinal Kung Foundation denounced today.

Instrumentum Laboris for Eucharistic Synod to be presented Thursday

Jul 5, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Vatican announced this morning that a presentation will take place Thursday, July 7th of the “Instrumentum Laboris” for the Eleventh General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops.

US and Mexican bishops acknowledge challenge of immigration for society and the Church

Jul 5, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The president of the Committee on Migration of the Mexican Bishops’ Conference, Bishop Renato Ascencio Leon of Ciudad Juarez, said this week immigration is “a sign of the times that challenges civil society and the Church” and that “pastoral care for migrants in both countries should be increased.”

200,000 protest poverty ahead of G8 Summit, Vatican voices support

Jul 5, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In light of the commencement of tomorrow’s G8 Summit, which will bring the leaders of the 8 most industrialized nations of the world to Scotland, over 200,000 took to the streets of Edinburgh to call on the leaders to relieve the debts of the world’s most impoverished countries.

French woman invalidly ordained as ‘priest’

Jul 5, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A French woman who invalidly had herself ‘ordained’ as a Catholic priest on Saturday, is now facing automatic excommunication for her actions, which fall squarely in opposition to Church teaching.

Australia vies for 2008 World Youth Day

Jul 5, 2005 - 12:00 am .- As the Catholic Church prepares for the massive World Youth Day celebration to be held in Cologne, Germany next month, faithful in Australia are already placing their bids to hold the next worldwide event in their own backyard.

China releases imprisoned priest

Jul 5, 2005 - 12:00 am .- According to the missionary association, AsiaNews, a Catholic priest who has been under house arrest by the Chinese government for the past six years has been released.

In Sudan, “Martyrdom is real”, says priest

Jul 5, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Speaking in Liverpool to friends and supporters of the international Catholic charity, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) last week, Sudanese priest, Father Todo Logworo stated that despite the long awaited peace between the country’s northern and southern regions, “martyrdom is the highest price in Sudan.“

Salvadoran archbishop denounces occupation of Cathedral by protestors

Jul 5, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Archbishop Fernando Saenz Lacalle of San Salvador denounced the occupation of the city’s Cathedral this week by a group of former government employees who were upset about losing their jobs in recent months.

Cardinal Rivera calls for respect for election results

Jul 5, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Archbishop of Mexico, Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera, called for respect for the results of the country’s upcoming elections and that time not be wasted in post-electoral challenges so that whoever wins can begin working immediately.

Argentinean lawmaker calls Health Minister’s comments on abortion “macabre”

Jul 5, 2005 - 12:00 am .- State representative Jorge Enriquez of Buenos Aires denounced comments made last week by Health Minister Gines Gonzalez Garcia, who called the decision by the country’s Supreme Court to grant a woman’s request to have an abortion “good news.”

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