Archive of October 25, 2010

Sakharov Prize recipient shows 'Cubans have a right to rights,' says dissident

Oct 25, 2010 - 10:04 pm .- The leader of the Christian Liberation Movement, Oswaldo Paya, has offered his congratulations to Guillermo Farinas, the recipient of the European Union’s 2010 Sakharov Prize, saying that the selection of Farinas proves that “Cubans have a right to rights.”

Middle East Synod conclusion: Challenges mark Church’s future

Oct 25, 2010 - 08:07 pm .- Concluding two weeks of meetings on the future of the Church in the Middle East, close to 200 bishops issued a communique appealing to the world’s Catholics “to safeguard the faith, based on the Word of God, to collaboration in unity and to communion in the witness of love in every aspect of life."

Expert says Christian politicians have right to defend ethical principles

Oct 25, 2010 - 06:01 pm .- The director of the Center for Catholic Studies at the John Paul II University in Costa Rica stated last week that Christians have the right to defend ethical principles in the public square.

Pope gives new bishop to Catholics in Orlando diocese

Oct 25, 2010 - 03:04 pm .- The Vatican announced over the weekend that Pope Benedict appointed a new shepherd for the Orlando diocese in Florida. Bishop John Noonan, who currently serves as an auxiliary in the Archdiocese of Miami, will now serve over 800,000 Catholics as the 5th bishop of the Orlando diocese.

Church in Brazil voices support for bishop who received death threats

Oct 25, 2010 - 01:52 pm .- The National Conference of Catholic Bishops in Brazil has announced it is standing behind Bishop Luiz Gonzaga Bergonzini of Guarulhos. The bishop recently received death threats for speaking out against the pro-abortion stance of the Workers’ Party as the country prepares to hold presidential runoff elections.

Israel complains of bias in Middle East Synod

Oct 25, 2010 - 01:04 pm .- The Vatican drew fire from the Israeli government for allegedly turning the recent Synod for the Middle East into a "forum for political attacks."

Church in Cuba announces release of five more political prisoners

Oct 25, 2010 - 11:54 am .- The Archdiocese of Havana has announced that five more political prisoners from Cuba will soon be released by the country's government and sent to Spain.

Synod backs Pope in call for 'two-state' solution in Middle East

Oct 25, 2010 - 11:29 am .- In calling for a “two-state” solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the special Synod of Bishops for the Middle East has echoed the solution that Pope Benedict XVI urged on his visit to Israel last year.

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