Archive for February 15, 2024

St. Matthew Catholic Church appears gutted by fire, allegedly set by government soldiers, in eastern Myanmar on June 15, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By AC Wimmer

Aid group warns of violence against Christians, sees glimmer of hope in Myanmar

A humanitarian aid group has warned of a rise in violence against the persecuted Christian minority amid the bloody civil... Read more

Icon of the 21 Martyrs of Libya.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Vatican hosts veneration of relics of 21 Coptic martyrs of Libya on first feast day

The relics of 21 Coptic martyrs killed by ISIS in Libya will be venerated in St. Peter’s Basilica on Thursday... Read more

Pope Francis greets an elderly couple at his general audience on Jan. 11, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Matthew Santucci

World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly highlights ‘loneliness,’ ‘throwaway culture’

The theme for the fourth World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly, which will be celebrated on July 28, has... Read more

The cross of the German “Synodal Way.”?w=200&h=150

By AC Wimmer

German Catholics ask bishops to reconsider Synodal Way plans

Ahead of a high-stakes gathering of the German bishops next Monday, a lay group warned the prelates of moving “further... Read more

Israeli Ambassador to the Holy See Raphael Schutz meets with Pope Francis on Feb. 2, 2024.?w=200&h=150

By Matthew Santucci

Israeli embassy criticizes Cardinal Parolin’s remarks on civilian death toll in Gaza

The Embassy of Israel to the Holy See this week issued a sharp rebuke of Cardinal Pietro Parolin’s recent remarks... Read more

Law enforcement responds to a shooting at Union Station during the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl LVIII victory parade on Feb. 14, 2024, in Kansas City, Missouri.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Catholic mother killed in shooting at Kansas City Chiefs victory parade

Police in a news conference Thursday said initial investigations pointed to a dispute between people that ended in gunfire. Read more

Cardinal José Luis Lacunza resigned as bishop of the Diocese of David in Panama Feb. 15, 2024, two weeks after his disappearance that has not yet been explained.?w=200&h=150

By Walter Sánchez Silva

Pope Francis accepts resignation of Panamanian cardinal who went missing

The Vatican Press Office reported Feb. 15 that Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Cardinal José Luis Lacunza Maestrojuán of... Read more

The second floor of St. Peter the Apostle Church in San José del Monte in the Philippines collapsed during Ash Wednesday Mass on Feb. 14, 2024.?w=200&h=150

By Walter Sánchez Silva

Church floor in Philippines collapses on Ash Wednesday, killing 1 and injuring dozens

Witnesses reportedly heard a loud noise and then screams from the people who fell from the balcony and from some... Read more

Bishop Peter Muhich of the Diocese of Rapid City, South Dakota.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Rapid City bishop says he will move to hospice amid cancer fight

Bishop Peter Muhich of the Diocese of Rapid City announced he will be moved into hospice care amid treatment for... Read more


By Diego López Marina

Ecuadorian bishops oppose decriminalization of euthanasia: ‘Human life is sacred’

“Human life is sacred and inviolable. Any complicity with death ends up being paid for by the weakest and most... Read more