Bishop Athanasius Schneider

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Pope Francis speaking at the Seventh Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions in Nur-Sultan (Astana), Kazakhstan, Sept. 13–15, 2022.

A ‘supermarket of religions,’ God’s will, and the wisdom of a tweaked declaration

Sep 16, 2022

By AC Wimmer

A sensitive passage in the final declaration of the congress that brought Pope Francis to Kazakhstan Sept. 13–15 appears to... Read more

Bishop Athanasius Schneider.

Bishop Schneider: Catholics in Kazakhstan are safe amid unrest

Jan 8, 2022

By CNA Staff

Protests broke out after a sharp rise in gas prices. Read more

Archbishop Francis Assisi Chullikatt.

Kazakhstan bishops issue statement supporting Archbishop Chullikatt

Mar 19, 2019

The bishops’ conference of Kazakhstan issued a statement of support Tuesday for Archbishop Francis Chullikatt, apostolic nuncio to that country,... Read more

Bishop Athanasius Schneider.

Bishop Schneider explains the Kazakhstani profession of truths on marriage

Jan 11, 2018

By Carl Bunderson

Fidelity to the words of Christ makes it necessary to profess the truth about sacramental marriage, Bishop Athanasius Schneider told... Read more

Archbishop Tomash Peta.

Kazakh bishops affirm indissolubility of marriage – and its implications

Jan 2, 2018

By Carl Bunderson

Three Kazakhstani bishops signed a statement on Sunday confirming that it is not licit to admit to sacramental communion Catholics... Read more