Archive of October 12, 2010

Benedict XVI appoints new custodian of the Holy Shroud of Turin

Oct 12, 2010 - 09:54 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI has appointed Archbishop Cesare Nosiglia of Vicenza as the new Archbishop of Turin. The appointment makes Archbishop Nosiglia the new custodian of the Shroud of Turin.  He will succeed Cardinal Severino Poletto, who submitted his resignation upon reaching the retirement age of 75.

Church praying for success of rescue effort in Chilean mine

Oct 12, 2010 - 06:04 pm .- As rescuers prepared to extract one-by-one the 33 miners trapped in the San Jose Mine in Chile, the president of the Chilean Bishops’ Conference, Bishop Alejandro Goic Karmelic, encouraged believers to intensify their prayers for the success of the rescue operation, which will begin Oct. 13.

Havana archdiocese announces release of three more prisoners in Cuba

Oct 12, 2010 - 03:58 pm .- The Archdiocese of Havana announced Oct. 9 that three more political prisoners will be released shortly by Cuba’s communist government.

Synod finds Christians in the Holy Land need friendship, solidarity

Oct 12, 2010 - 02:54 pm .- The survival of the Christian minority and the need for greater missionary zeal in the region were among the key topics to emerge from the initial sessions of the special Synod for Bishops on the Middle East.

Middle Eastern Christian immigrants must be challenged to forgive, says Cardinal Mahony

Oct 12, 2010 - 01:32 pm .- Catholic immigrants from Middle Eastern countries often come to the West harboring prejudices against Jews and Muslims, Cardinal Roger Mahony of Los Angeles told a special assembly of the world’s bishops Oct. 11.

Pope creates new office to fight 'eclipse of God' in the West

Oct 12, 2010 - 10:08 am .- The new Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelization was unveiled at a press conference at the Vatican Oct. 12.

College students arrested for displaying graphic abortion photos without approval

Oct 12, 2010 - 06:08 am .- Ottawa police arrested five people on trespassing charges for attempting to display graphic posters of abortion at Carleton University after the university administration turned down the students’ display application.

Reaction to Medicine Nobel ignored IVF ‘agenda,' writer says

Oct 12, 2010 - 03:06 am .- Reaction to the awarding of the Nobel Prize for Medicine to Robert Edwards ignored that the true agenda of in-vitro fertilization (IVF) includes hubris towards human life and the dominance of scientists over society, a Scottish columnist has argued.

Spanish official's resignation called for in dispute over when life begins

Oct 12, 2010 - 01:01 am .- A Spanish pro-life leader is calling for the government’s Equality Minister Bibiana Aido to resign after she claimed that abortion is “not the taking of a human life” because there is no scientific consensus on when life begins or what human life means.

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