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Archive of February 17, 2020

First Mass since Reformation to be held in Swiss cathedral

Feb 17, 2020 - 07:00 pm .- Mass will be said in the Cathedral of Saint-Pierre de Genève on Feb. 29, in a decision announced by the Diocese of Lausanne, Geneva and Fribourg’s episcopal vicariate for the city.

Bishops urge president to hold peace talks in Cameroon conflict

Feb 17, 2020 - 06:01 pm .- Bishops from around the world have signed an open letter to the Cameroonian president asking that he participate in proposed peace talks meant to bring an end to conflict between the government and Anglophone separatists.

Catholics provide pastoral, physical aid in the face of coronavirus

Feb 17, 2020 - 05:50 pm .- While the coronavirus outbreak continues, Catholics have sought to provide aid and pastoral care to those threatened by its spread.

In last Sunday Mass as Philly archbishop, Chaput retires with gratitude

Feb 17, 2020 - 04:45 pm .- Archbishop Charles Chaput has been a diocesan bishop for 31 years. For most of that time, his people have known where to find him on Sunday afternoon or evening: hearing confessions and offering Mass in his cathedral.

New Hong Kong bishop to be announced within weeks

Feb 17, 2020 - 04:00 pm .- Priests in the Diocese of Hong Kong are expecting the announcement of their new bishop within the next two weeks.

Priest with brain tumor 'embraces it willingly' for victims of clergy abuse

Feb 17, 2020 - 03:41 pm .- When Fr. John Hollowell went to Mayo Clinic for brain scans after what doctors thought was a stroke, he received a shocking diagnosis. The scans revealed that instead of stroke, he had a brain tumor.

In new series, Pope Francis offers insights on the Nicene Creed

Feb 17, 2020 - 03:00 pm .- An Italian television station released on Monday the first in an eight part series of interviews designed to highlight reflections from Pope Francis on the Nicene Creed.

Leak from Xinjiang shows some Uyghurs are detained for family size

Feb 17, 2020 - 02:30 pm .- A leaked document from a county in China's northwest details the personal information of some 3,000 Uyghurs. It gives violation of birth control policies as the most common reason for their “re-education”, often alongside other reasons.

McCarrick gave $1 million to scandal-hit religious order

Feb 17, 2020 - 01:40 pm .- Former cardinal Theodore McCarrick was a major donor to a religious community whose founder was found guilty of sexual misconduct.

Priest arrested in Turkey for giving bread and water to Kurdish separatists

Feb 17, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- Turkish authorities have arrested a Syriac Orthodox priest on terrorism charges after the cleric allegedly provided bread and water to members of an illegal Kurdish seperatist group. 

500 years later, Raphael tapestries rehung in Sistine Chapel

Feb 17, 2020 - 11:07 am .- Five hundred years after the death of Renaissance artist Raphael, the Vatican Museums has returned the tapestries he designed to their original place in the Sistine Chapel for just one week.

Catholic business leaders respond to 'no breaks' Bloomberg video

Feb 17, 2020 - 09:00 am .- Catholic business leaders said a work-life balance is critical for success, following a viral video of presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg advising workers to avoid taking breaks.

Pope Francis requires year of missionary work for future Vatican diplomat priests

Feb 17, 2020 - 05:09 am .- Pope Francis has requested that priests in formation for the Holy See’s diplomatic service be required to spend one year in missionary work, the Vatican announced Monday.