Archive for October 12, 2023

Blessed Carlo Acutis.?w=200&h=150

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

10 things you should know about Blessed Carlo Acutis

Who was Carlo Acutis? Was his body found incorrupt? Was he really a gamer? What did he play? Here are... Read more

Patriarch Pierbattista Pizzaballa blesses the congregation at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem on April 4, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Catholic patriarch calls day of prayer and fasting for peace in the Holy Land

Cardinal Pierbattista Pizzaballa has urged Catholics to organize times of prayer with Eucharistic adoration and recitation of the rosary. Read more

Pope Francis received President-Designate of COP28 UAE Dr. Sultan Al Jaber on Wednesday, October 11, 2023, at the Vatican.?w=200&h=150

By Matthew Santucci

COP28 president-designate meets with Pope Francis to discuss common climate goals 

Dr. Sultan Al Jaber from the UAE met the pope on Wednesday at the Vatican ahead of the COP28 meeting... Read more

Archbishop Andrew Nkea Fuanya of Bamenda, Cameroon, said at an Oct. 12 briefing that the Synod on Synodality is “a chance for the voice of Africa to be heard.”?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Oceania, Africa delegates say Synod on Synodality is their turn to speak

Archbishop Andrew Nkea Fuanya of Bamenda, Cameroon, said at an Oct. 12 briefing that the Synod on Synodality is “a... Read more


By Daniel Payne

Pew study: Christianity still most common religion among Asian Americans

The think tank said in a release this week that “about a third of Asian American adults (34%) say their... Read more

A damaged street in Syria after the Feb. 6, 2023, earthquake.?w=200&h=150

By Ana Paula Morales

In face of war and natural disasters, Church in Syria seeks to maintain people’s faith

Syrian Catholic Archbishop of Aleppo Denys Antoine Chahda said the Church is working to “motivate [the people] not to leave... Read more

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks during a roundtable with Jewish community leaders in the Indian Treaty Room of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, Oct. 11, 2023, in Washington, D.C.?w=200&h=150

By Peter Pinedo

UPDATE: Biden administration announces plan to evacuate U.S. citizens from Israel

A bipartisan group of lawmakers had called on the State Department in a letter Tuesday to help bring those trapped... Read more

A migrant boat on the beach at Camposoto San Fernando Cádiz, Spain.?w=200&h=150

By Ana Paula Morales

Cardinal denounces enslavement, violence against African migrants en route to Europe

Cardinal Cristóbal López Romero said: “We are talking about robberies, violence, rape, and being sold as slaves.” Read more

Admiral Rachel Levine, Department of Health and Human Services assistant secretary for health, announces new transgender guidelines.?w=200&h=150

By Tyler Arnold

Biden Health and Human Services imposes trans pronoun mandate on employees

In a YouTube video sent to HHS employees, HHS Deputy Secretary Andrea Palm said the policy ensures “that our colleagues... Read more