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Scottish bishops encourage voting in independence referendum

Sep 4, 2014 - 04:04 am .- Multiple Scottish bishops have appealed to Catholics to vote in the Sept. 18 referendum which will decide whether or not Scotland will become independent of the United Kingdom.

Italian bishops support priest threatened by mafia

Sep 3, 2014 - 11:59 am .- Responding to threats on the life of an anti-mafia priest, the Italian bishop’s conference issued a letter offering support and calling for an end to corruption and injustice.

Caritas launches powerful animated short to fight global hunger

Sep 3, 2014 - 05:26 am .- Global Catholic relief agency Caritas Internationalis has launched a new video aimed at promoting awareness about the need to help one another in the fight against worldwide hunger.

Nuncio: We owe Ukraine more than a salvage operation

Sep 3, 2014 - 04:02 am .- As Ukraine's crisis continues to escalate, the nation's apostolic nuncio stressed that its people deserve more than after-the-fact aid and should be allowed to live in peace, without the threat of outside aggressors.

Cardinal Pell to celebrate Mass for new English school

Sep 3, 2014 - 12:00 am .- The School of the Annunciation, which prepares students for the new evangelization in England and Wales, will mark its official foundation on Sept. 8 with Mass celebrated by Australia’s Cardinal George Pell.

Terror recruitment linked to Europe failing its young people

Sep 2, 2014 - 05:07 pm .- As reports continue to emerge on Muslims born and raised in Europe being recruited by the Islamic State, the continent has been urged to reflect on how it has failed to transmit an authentic meaning of life to its youth.

Pope Francis' match for peace thrills with positive message

Sep 2, 2014 - 01:00 pm .- Players, singers and sponsors who participated in Pope Francis' interreligious match for peace have praised him for the idea, stating that it promotes good values important for youth today.

Ebola outbreak worsens amid more pleas for aid

Aug 31, 2014 - 04:44 pm .- The continuing spread of the Ebola outbreak in Africa is putting more lives at risk, while containment efforts and the flight of vital workers have endangered food supplies and medical care even for those without the disease.  

Greek Catholics face hostility amid unrest in Ukraine

Aug 29, 2014 - 05:02 pm .- A bishop of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church called for peace amid escalating conflict with pro-Russian separatists, stating that the Church there is facing increased persecution as fighting goes on.

Choice of new Madrid archbishop marks new course for Spain's bishops

Aug 29, 2014 - 04:27 pm .- The appointment of Carlos Osoro Sierra as the new Archbishop of Madrid is another step forward in the renewal of the ranks of the Spanish bishops that at the same time raises expectations for Curia reform.  

Jerusalem priest to Israel, Palestine: Humanize one another

Aug 29, 2014 - 12:02 pm .- Following the agreement of an indefinite ceasefire in Gaza earlier this week, a key priest in Jerusalem says the only way for it to last is if both sides overcome dehumanizing prejudices of the other.

Italian bishop: Catholics in 'irregular' relationships welcome in Church

Aug 29, 2014 - 11:55 am .- Those who are in irregular marital situations cannot receive Holy Communion but are still Christian faithful and “must feel at home” in Catholic churches, a leading Italian bishop has said.

Catholic couple marks 25th wedding anniversary at Rimini Meeting

Aug 28, 2014 - 08:04 pm .- An Italian couple celebrating their 25th anniversary of marriage by volunteering at the Rimini Meeting, a major Catholic event, aimed to reflect the beauty of their faith and to thank God for their love.  

Muslim scholar decries violence: 'I am a Nazarene, too'

Aug 28, 2014 - 04:02 am .- Referring to the label “Nazarene” marked on houses of Christians in Iraq by the militant Islamic State, a Muslim scholar also called himself Nazarene in solidarity – maintaining that many people in the Muslim community are identifying with Christians as well.

Catholics denounce use of hashtags for 'paramilitary warfare'

Aug 28, 2014 - 12:02 am .- Reacting to an internet campaign launched by ISIS threatening the life of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff, Catholic leaders stressed that evil is not the final verdict and encouraged faithful to adhere to Christ.

No one wins by destroying each other, Jerusalem bishop says

Aug 27, 2014 - 05:20 pm .- Bishop William Shomali of Jerusalem hopes the new indefinite ceasefire in Gaza will hold, cautioning that victory cannot come from violence and that compromise is vital on both sides for it to last.

New Ukrainian Orthodox head to face questions of independence

Aug 19, 2014 - 04:02 am .- The newly elected head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church - Moscow Patriarchate must decide whether that Church can be independent from Russia, Ukraine's eastern neighbor with which it is in conflict, analysts say.

Italian bishops call on faithful to pray for Iraqi Christians

Aug 14, 2014 - 12:04 am .- As the plight of Christians and other religious minorities intensifies under the spread of the Islamic State, Italian charities and dioceses are putting into action a series of initiatives to help displaced Iraqis.

Students of Benedict XVI to discuss theology of the cross at encounter

Aug 13, 2014 - 12:03 am .- The annual meeting of Benedict XVI's students from his time at the University of Regensburg will gather next week to discuss the theology of the cross, a member of the circle has said.

Korean faithful show God is 'alive, powerful' in Asia

Aug 12, 2014 - 04:02 am .- The rich history of martyrdom in South Korea and the thousands of young people slated to gather this week for Pope Francis shows the beauty and power of the faith, says a local bishop.

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