Archive of October 11, 2008 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of October 11, 2008

Poland to celebrate ‘Pope Day 2008’

Oct 11, 2008 - 05:02 pm .- All the dioceses in Poland will celebrate “Pope Day 2008” this Sunday, October 12. An initiative with spiritual, cultural, and social character, each annual event addresses an aspect of the teachings of Pope John Paul II on the subjects of the “family of nations” and the “life of society.”

Amnesty International condemns ‘widening persecution’ of Catholics in Vietnam

Oct 11, 2008 - 10:55 am .- The global humanitarian group Amnesty International on Thursday issued a statement condemning the government of Vietnam’s “widening persecution” of Vietnamese Catholics who are demonstrating to secure the return of confiscated church lands.

Indian archbishop pleas for prime minister to pay attention to attacks on Christians

Oct 11, 2008 - 12:51 am .- With the intensification of violence against Christians in India, the chairman of the Catholic Council of Bishops in India, Archbishop Leo Cornelio, called upon the country’s Prime Minister to not only focus on the attacks in the states of Orissa and Karnataka, but also the increasing violence in Madhya Pradesh.