Archive for June 28, 2021

Pope Francis greets Secretary Antony Blinken at the Vatican on June 28, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis meets Secretary Antony Blinken at Vatican

Secretary Blinken and Pope Francis discussed China, as well as "the humanitarian crises in Lebanon, Syria, the Tigray region of... Read more

Aftermath of the explosion inside Emmanuel-Butsili Parish in Beni, DRC on June 27, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Jude Atemanke,Evans Kipkura

Bomb in Catholic church in Democratic Republic of Congo 'seriously injures' two parishioners

The early morning explosion at Emmanuel-Butsili Parish in the town of Beni was caused by a homemade bomb that had... Read more

Pope Francis with Orthodox Metropolitan Emmanuel of Chalcedon on June 28, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis: ‘The witness of growing communion between us Christians will be a sign of hope’

Pope Francis told a delegation of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople that the witness of growing communion between Christians would... Read more

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By Jose Torres Jr.

Myanmar’s Cardinal Bo reiterates call for end to violence as thousands flee homes  

Cardinal Charles Maung Bo of Yangon in Myanmar appealed for an end to violence on Sunday as thousands of civilians... Read more

People watch the partially collapsed Champlain Towers in Surfside, Florida, north of Miami Beach.?w=200&h=150

By Matt Hadro

Miami Catholics unite in prayer as search continues for survivors of building collapse

As more deaths were confirmed over the weekend from a building collapse in South Florida, the local Catholic community is... Read more

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By Kate Scanlon

Religious freedom advocates express optimism after Fulton decision 

Religious freedom advocates on Monday applauded a recent Supreme Court decision, arguing it heralds a positive outlook for religious freedom... Read more

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By Walter Sanchez Silva

Anarchy and chaos must never again be the protagonists in Colombia, bishops urge

The bishops of the Pacific and the southwestern regions of Colombia spoke out about the current situation in the country... Read more

Organizers and a limited number of participants march in the 48th annual March for Life in Washington D.C. on Jan. 29, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Poll suggests nearly two-thirds of Americans believe abortion should be illegal after first trimester

A new poll suggests that a majority of Americans believe that abortion should be illegal in most or all cases... Read more

Archbishop Georg Gänswein at the exposition in Rome.?w=200&h=150

By ACI Prensa

Exhibit commemorating Benedict XVI’s 70 years as a priest opens in Rome

Benedict XVI's personal secretary, Archbishop Georg Ganswein, inaugurated an exhibition in Rome to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Joseph Ratzinger’s... Read more

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By Joe Bukuras

Monstrance stolen from New York Catholic Church

A monstrance was stolen out from Catholic Church in the Bronx last Friday before the parish’s morning Eucharistic adoration.  Read more