Archive for September 7, 2023

Nicaraguan opposition peasant leader Medardo Mairena speaks during a press conference at the Permanent Commission of Human Rights (CPDH) in Managua on Aug. 14, 2019.?w=200&h=150

By Walter Sánchez Silva

Nicaraguan ‘campesino’ leader who refused to falsely accuse bishops shares his testimony

Medardo Mairena Sequeira said Daniel Ortega “has become entrenched in power and anyone who makes waves ... can immediately be... Read more

"Stumbling blocks" in Rome, Italy. Plates inscribed with the name and dates of life of the victim of Nazi persecution.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Documents identify thousands of Jews hidden by Catholic religious during Nazi occupation of Rome

The newly rediscovered documentation references more than 4,300 people hidden by 100 women’s religious congregations and 55 men’s religious congregations. Read more

Catholics from Vietnam at Mass with Pope Francis in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, on Sept. 3, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Catholics in Vietnam ask Pope Francis to visit their country next

Vietnam is home to millions of Catholics, yet no pope has ever visited the southeast Asian country. Read more

Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago.?w=200&h=150

By Daniel Payne

Cardinal Cupich: ‘Nothing to be feared’ from ‘ancient reality’ of synod

“History has shown that the use of fear tactics by those who resist any kind of renewal that involves change... Read more

Javier Milei and Pope Francis.?w=200&h=150

By AC Wimmer

The rise of Javier Milei: a ‘false messiah’ in Pope Francis’ homeland?

While some of the Argentinian presidential candidate’s views resonate with many Catholics, others starkly oppose the Church’s social teachings.  Read more

In a Sept. 6, 2023, hearing, Rep. Chris Smith, R-New Jersey, accused the government of Azerbaijan of committing genocide against Armenian Christians in disputed territory in the country.?w=200&h=150

By Tyler Arnold

Lawmaker accuses Azerbaijan of ‘genocide,’ seeks answers on Biden administration’s plan

Rep. Chris Smith in a hearing Sept. 6 accused the Azerbaijan government of committing genocide against Armenian Christians in disputed... Read more

Bishop Enrique Martínez Ossola of Santiago del Estero in Argentina.?w=200&h=150

By Julieta Villar

Bishop warns about ‘hard times’ Argentina is going through

“Drugs kill and poison the family,” the prelate said, noting that “there is no effective response from the state” and... Read more