Archive of March 8, 2011

Philadelphia cardinal places 21 priests on leave following abuse allegations

Mar 8, 2011 - 06:33 pm .- Cardinal Justin Rigali of Philadelphia has placed 21 priests in the archdiocese on administrative leave, following investigations into a grand jury report that there were credible abuse allegations against the clergy members.

New Egyptian prime minister meets with Christians after recent attack

Mar 8, 2011 - 04:08 pm .- After a Coptic Christian church was set on fire on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt’s new prime minister, Essam Sharaf, took the unprecedented step of meeting with local Christians protesting the attack.

Mexican priest to appeal charge from Federal Electoral Institute

Mar 8, 2011 - 04:01 pm .- The spokesman for the Archdiocese of Mexico City, Father Valdemar Romero, announced March 6 that he will appeal a ruling against him by the Federal Electoral Institute.

Cord blood stem cells used to help cure girl of brain cancer in Spain

Mar 8, 2011 - 02:04 pm .- A four-year-old girl has become the first patient in Spain to recover from brain cancer after being treated with stem cells from her own umbilical cord blood.

Pakistan’s Catholic bishops could propose Shahbaz Bhatti as a martyr

Mar 8, 2011 - 05:56 am .- The Catholic bishops of Pakistan will consider a proposal to ask the Vatican to declare assassinated Pakistani minister Shahbaz Bhatti a martyr.

Abolishing death penalty in Illinois would help build culture of life, say US bishops

Mar 8, 2011 - 02:40 am .- The U.S. bishops are urging Illinois Governor Pat Quinn to sign an anti-death penalty law after weeks of indecision on the state leader's part, saying that the legislation would help build a “culture of life in our country.”

Catholic leaders join condemnation of Ivory Coast mosque burnings

Mar 8, 2011 - 01:10 am .- Catholic bishops and other religious leaders have condemned the Feb. 25 destruction of two mosques in Ivory Coast, with a warning that the country's political struggle must not become a religious conflict.

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