Archive for January 22, 2024

Protest Against Christian Persecution in China, Sept. 14, 2019, Cologne, Germany.?w=200&h=150

By Andrés Henríquez

Believing in Jesus can cost you your life in these 50 countries 

Open Doors just released its 2024 World Persecution List, which reflects a worsening situation for Christians worldwide. Read more

At Beirut 2024, patriarchs, bishops, and priests gathered for an ecumenical musical event the weekend of Jan. 20-21, 2024.?w=200&h=150

By ACI MENA

Ecumenical musical event in Beirut kicks off Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

In the heart of Lebanon’s capital, Christian leaders gathered with a 400-person ecumenical choir to lift their voices in prayer. Read more

Pope Francis meets with the journalists who cover the Vatican in the Apostolic Palace on Jan. 22, 2024.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis thanks Vatican journalists for reporting on scandals in the Church

Journalists accredited to the Holy See Press Office met the pope in a private audience at the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace... Read more

Pope Francis receives an ecumenical delegation from Finland on Friday, Jan. 19, 2024, on the second day of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.?w=200&h=150

By Matthew Santucci

Finland: a laboratory of ecumenism and Christian unity 

Finland is a traditionally Lutheran country, but in many ways it retains unique links with the Catholic tradition that has... Read more

Thousands participate in the March For Life in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 19, 2024.?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America lays out political strategy for 2024

The pro-life organization says its 2024 political plan will focus on the work of pro-life pregnancy centers and maternity homes. Read more

House Speaker Mike Johnson speaks with EWTN News' Erik Rosales at the U.S. Capitol.?w=200&h=150

By Daniel Payne

House Speaker Mike Johnson: ‘My parents were teenagers when I was born’ a year before Roe

“This is an important thing to support young mothers who are in times of crisis in unplanned situations, to support... Read more

Margaret and Dominic Attah with Lord Alton and other parliamentarians on # RedWednesday 2023.?w=200&h=150

By ACI Africa

British Catholic politician demands justice for Christians killed in Nigeria at Christmas

Lord Alton of Liverpool called on the U.K. government to urgently address persecution in Nigeria, starting with last year’s Christmas... Read more

President Joe Biden’s administration on Monday, Jan. 22, 2024, announced new plans to increase access to surgical abortion, chemical abortion, and contraceptives, with the move coming on the 51st anniversary of the Supreme Court’s now-defunct Roe v. Wade ruling.?w=200&h=150

By Tyler Arnold

Biden announces new pro-abortion measures on Roe v. Wade anniversary 

The White House’s push includes new guidance from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support surgical abortion... Read more

Cardinal Fridolin Ambongo, president of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar.?w=200&h=150

By Walter Sanchez Silva

Cardinal explains how African rejection of Fiducia Supplicans was handled

Cardinal Fridolin Ambongo recently recounted how the rejection of the blessing of homosexual couples was handled in Africa and at... Read more

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By Walter Sanchez Silva

Dictatorship in Nicaragua expels three priests; exiled bishop meets with Pope Francis

Researcher Martha Patricia Molina reported that the dictatorship of President Daniel Ortega expelled from Nicaragua three priests from the same... Read more

Vice President Kamala Harris speaks during a rally at the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 7 facility on Jan. 22, 2024, in Big Bend, Wisconsin. The rally was the first of the nationwide Fight for Reproductive Freedoms tour.?w=200&h=150

By Tyler Arnold

Vice President Harris stumps for abortion 

During a speech to kick off her “Fight for Reproductive Freedoms” tour, Vice President Kamala Harris called on Congress to... Read more