Archive of July 22, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of July 22, 2019

Thousands of bones discovered in search for long-missing Vatican teen

Jul 22, 2019 - 07:00 pm .- The search for the remains of missing 15-year-old Emanuela Orlandi took another twist as Vatican officials discovered “thousands” of human bones in a previously unknown ossuary on Saturday. It is unclear if any of the bones belong to Orlandi, or how old they are.

UK High Court to hear case on medical treatment of Tafida Raqeeb

Jul 22, 2019 - 06:01 pm .- The High Court has agreed to hear in September a bid from the parents of Tafida Raqeeb to take her to Italy for treatment. The five-year-old girl has been comatose since February, and UK doctors want to remove her life-sustaining treatment.

Chinese leaders say US is ‘fabricating lies’ about millions of detained Uighurs

Jul 22, 2019 - 05:00 pm .- Chinese government officials denied mistreating the country’s ethnic Uighur population and said there is “no evidence” that the country is hostile to the minority group’s religion or culture, adding that the U.S. Secretary of State is spreading lies.

Senate pro-lifers caution Trump against abortion funding in spending negotiations

Jul 22, 2019 - 04:25 pm .- The leader of the Senate Pro-Life Caucus is asking President Trump to refuse any attempts to undermine or strip pro-life measures from future spending bills.

HHS delays enforcement of Title X Protect Life Rule

Jul 22, 2019 - 02:01 pm .- The Department of Health and Human Services has reportedly delayed enforcement of the new Protect Life Rule, which bars public money from taxpayer-funded clinics that refer patients for abortions.

US bishops say reported shutdown of refugee program is 'disturbing'

Jul 22, 2019 - 01:01 pm .- If reports of major cuts to the U.S. refugee resettlement and asylum programs are true they are alarming, the chair of the US bishops' migration committee said Friday.

Car crash reveals Santa Rosa priest embezzled $95,000

Jul 22, 2019 - 11:05 am .- When EMTs rushed to the scene of a Santa Rosa car accident June 19, they found Fr. Oscar Diaz, a local pastor, stuck in the car with a broken hip and other injuries. They also found $18,305.86, in cash.


Church in Puerto Rico to hold 24 hour prayer encounter amid protests

Jul 22, 2019 - 10:40 am .- The Puerto Rican bishops' conference announced Saturday it will hold a 24-hour prayer encounter this weekend, in the face of the territory's social and governmental instability.

Pope Francis petitions Assad to protect weak and defenseless in Syria

Jul 22, 2019 - 04:52 am .- Pope Francis, with concern for the humanitarian crisis in bombarded Idlib, has called on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to safeguard the weak and defenseless civil population in his country.