Archive of June 15, 2017

As Iraqi Christians await deportation, bishop points to suffering Body of Christ

Jun 15, 2017 - 05:06 pm .- Advocates for Chaldean Christians detained by federal immigration enforcement are in a race against time to halt their deportation back to war-torn Iraq.

'Roughly half' of Iraqi, Syrian Christians have fled since 2011

Jun 15, 2017 - 03:53 pm .- A new report estimates that between 50 and 80 percent of Christians have fled the countries of Iraq and Syria since the start of the Syrian Civil War in 2011.

US bishops vote to make religious freedom committee permanent

Jun 15, 2017 - 01:57 pm .- The U.S. bishops voted on Thursday to make their Ad Hoc Committee on Religious Liberty a permanent committee of the national bishops’ conference.

Pope's US representative reminds bishops to reach those on the margins

Jun 15, 2017 - 01:07 pm .- Pope Francis’ representative to the United States encouraged the nation’s bishops this week to promote solidarity and listen to those on the margins of society.  

In book foreword, Pope Francis calls corruption a 'cancer'

Jun 15, 2017 - 11:02 am .- Pope Francis, in a foreword to a work by Cardinal Peter Turkson, has said corruption infects the world like a cancer, and the Church must combat it by working together with society, infusing it with mercy.

US bishops stress compassion, clarity in immigration panel

Jun 15, 2017 - 07:45 am .- In their discussion Wednesday on spiritual, pastoral and policy support for immigrants, the U.S. bishops highlighted the need for compassion, while also clearing up misconceptions about their views.

Hartford archdiocese works to guide faithful through parish merger

Jun 15, 2017 - 06:13 am .- Important decisions loom ahead as the Archdiocese of Hartford preps its reorganization plan, a reconstruction and consolidation of parishes throughout much of Connecticut.

Millennials: Do you have something to say to the bishops? Here's your chance

Jun 15, 2017 - 02:59 am .- The General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops announced the launch of a new website for the upcoming synod on youth, and encouraged young people to take the survey available there.

Vatican group meets to discuss situation of migrants around the world

Jun 15, 2017 - 12:30 am .- The Vatican section on Migrants and Refugees met this week with Church leaders from around the world to hear about the challenges of migration faced in different parts of the world and to work on the Church’s contribution to a UN global compact on the topic.

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