Archive of February 3, 2008 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of February 3, 2008

Bishops remind Philippine government to choose qualified Vatican ambassador

Feb 3, 2008 - 10:19 pm .- As the Philippine government plans a replacement for its ambassador to the Holy See, Catholic bishops in the region reminded officials of the need to make a quality choice, the Philippine Daily Inquirer reports.

Pope Benedict to reformulate Good Friday prayers for Tridentine Mass

Feb 3, 2008 - 08:26 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI will modify the Good Friday prayers used in the Tridentine Mass that generated protests from Jewish leaders who found the prayers offensive, the Jerusalem Post reports.

South Africa Catholic bishops condemn government raid on Methodist church

Feb 3, 2008 - 06:41 pm .- The Southern African Catholic Bishops Conference on Friday condemned the actions of the South African Police Service in its raid on a Johannesburg Methodist church that was sheltering hundreds of immigrants, reports.

Benedictine abbot could be new Archbishop of Westminster

Feb 3, 2008 - 05:45 pm .- Prominent Catholic figures believe a monk at a Scottish abbey is a leading candidate to become the next Archbishop of Westminster, the highest office of the Catholic Church in England and Wales, the Scotland on Sunday newspaper reports.

Archbishop of Military Services promises to recruit chaplains

Feb 3, 2008 - 04:42 pm .- The new archbishop of Military Services, Timothy P. Broglio, pledged to address the alarming shortage of Catholic chaplains during his installation Mass last weekend.

Kenyan archbishop recommends Eucharistic ban for participants in violence

Feb 3, 2008 - 01:20 pm .- In a diocesan newsletter, Archbishop Boniface Lele of Mombasa, Kenya suggested that Catholics known to have participated in the on-going political violence should refrain, or be barred, from Holy Communion until they seek forgiveness.

Benedict XVI prays for reconciliation in Colombia

Feb 3, 2008 - 10:30 am .- During today’s Angelus in St. Peter’s Square, the Pope called for a "definitive end" to "human suffering" generated from the kidnappings in Colombia.

Church members beaten after asking officials to account for burning of Bibles

Feb 3, 2008 - 04:35 am .- China Aid Association has learned that members of a House Church in Yunan Province were severely beaten by police officials on the morning of January 23.