Archive for September 27, 2023

Pope Francis smiles during his general audience in St. Peter's Square Sept. 27, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Europe needs hope, Pope Francis says

“How can we welcome others if we ourselves do not first have a horizon open to the future?” the pope... Read more

Archbishop Andrew Fuanya Nkea of the Archdiocese of Bamenda in Cameroon.?w=200&h=150

By ACI Africa

Cameroon archbishop: ‘No room for distraction’ for delegates to Synod on Synodality

“We are not going to allow ourselves to be distracted by the social media antics,” Archbishop Andrew Nkea Fuanya said. Read more


By Tyler Arnold

California governor signs bills that would penalize schools that refuse to teach LGBT content

One bill would centralize state authority over school curricula by fining schools that restrict books that discuss homosexuality and gender... Read more

Father Marko Rupnik.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Discipline of sister who led community co-founded by Rupnik raises questions

Sister Ivanka Hosta is staying in a monastery in Braga, Portugal, following the conclusion of an investigation into her leadership... Read more

The 2023 Plenary Assembly of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) is being held Sept. 25-28, 2023, outside of Toronto, Ontario.?w=200&h=150

By Tyler Arnold

Canadian bishops address protection of minors and vulnerable adults at meeting

On the second day of the 2023 Plenary Assembly, a bishops’ committee provided recommendations on diocesan policies focused on protecting... Read more

Ruben Vardanyan, a former high-ranking official in the ethnic Armenian enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh, was arrested by Azerbaijan authorities on Sept. 27, 2023, as he attempted to flee the region along with over 50,000 other ethnic Armenian refugees.?w=200&h=150

By Peter Pinedo

Former Nagorno-Karabakh Armenian leader arrested as over 50,000 refugees flee region

Ruben Vardanyan, a former state minister of the Republic of Artsakh, Nagorno-Karabakh’s separatist government, was arrested Sept. 27. Read more

First edition of the Men’s Rosary.?w=200&h=150

By Julieta Villar

40 countries to participate in Men’s Rosary on Oct. 7

The initiative originated in Poland and Ireland in 2018 and in just a few years has spread to other nations... Read more

National Dialogue for Peace in Mexico.?w=200&h=150

By Diego López Colín

Church in Mexico launches citizen accord to fight ‘dynamics of violence and destruction’

The accord, as well as the creation of a National Peace Network, came as the National Dialogue for Peace was... Read more

Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Baltimore.?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

Names of accused in Maryland AG’s sex abuse report on Baltimore Archdiocese are released

The report outlines a four-year investigation of the Archdiocese of Baltimore that alleges more than 600 children were abused by... Read more

A mourner holds up an image of the Sacred Heart of Jesus at the funeral on Sept. 27, 2023, of victims who were killed when a fire ripped through a crowded wedding hall in the mainly Christian northern city of Qaraqosh, Iraq, also known as Hamdaniyah. At least 100 people were killed, officials said, pointing to indoor fireworks as the likely cause for the blaze that sparked a panicked stampede for the exits.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Iraq archbishop calls for prayers after tragic wedding fire

More than 100 died after a fire at a Syriac Catholic wedding celebration is the Nineveh Plains of Iraq. Read more

Republican presidential candidates (L-R), North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, Vivek Ramaswamy, U.S. Sen. Tim Scott (R-South Carolina), and former U.S. Vice President Mike Pence participate in the Fox Business Republican Primary Debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on Sept. 27, 2023, in Simi Valley, California.?w=200&h=150

By Daniel Payne

At second GOP debate, candidates spar over economy, immigration, crime

Absent again from the stage was former President Donald Trump, who remains far ahead of the pack. Read more