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Faith leaders to meet at Vatican in October to discuss climate change

By Catholic News Service | June 18, 2021 | 0 Comments

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – On the feast of St Francis of Assisi, October 4, leaders of world religions or their representatives will meet at the Vatican and in Rome to draft a statement to government leaders who will gather in Scotland in November for COP26, the UN climate summit. The … Read More about Faith leaders to meet at Vatican in October to discuss climate change

Rome discusses synod process with bishops’ conference presidents

By Catholic News Service | June 17, 2021 | 0 Comments

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – After issuing revised guidelines for preparing for the next world Synod of Bishops, leaders of the synod’s general secretariat held online meetings with the presidents and general secretaries of national and regional bishops’ conferences. Cardinal Mario Grech, secretary of the synod, and the office’s two undersecretaries, … Read More about Rome discusses synod process with bishops’ conference presidents

NZ brother says revamped curriculum helps Palestinian community

By Catholic News Service | June 16, 2021 | 0 Comments

BETHLEHEM, West Bank (CNS) – Graduating in July as part of Bethlehem University’s first software engineering class, students Marianna Bannoura, Oriana Sabat, and Mariam Qumsieh already have a market-ready app under their belts. They hope to be part of a growing trend that sees technology helping the fragile Bethlehem economy, … Read More about NZ brother says revamped curriculum helps Palestinian community

Vatican bank posts healthy profit despite economic shock of pandemic

By Catholic News Service | June 14, 2021 | 0 Comments

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – The Institute for the Works of Religion, commonly known as the Vatican bank, showed a net profit of 36.4 million euros (US$44.1 million) in 2020, according to its annual report. Compared to a net profit of 38 million euros (US$46 million) the previous year, “this is … Read More about Vatican bank posts healthy profit despite economic shock of pandemic

Pope denies cardinal’s request to resign; agrees ‘we have sinned’

By Catholic News Service | June 11, 2021 | 2 Comments

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Agreeing with German Cardinal Reinhard Marx that Catholic leaders cannot adopt an “ostrich policy” in the face of the clerical sexual abuse crisis, Pope Francis still told the cardinal that he would not accept his resignation as head of the Archdiocese of Munich and Freising. “If … Read More about Pope denies cardinal’s request to resign; agrees ‘we have sinned’

European Union bishops express caution about hate crimes legislation

By Catholic News Service | June 10, 2021 | 1 Comment

OXFORD, England (CNS) – The Brussels-based commission representing the Catholic bishops of the European Union is backing tougher steps to combat hate crimes, but warned that current EU proposals could violate religious freedom and have a “chilling and self-censoring effect”. “Hate crimes are more and more common, and are cause … Read More about European Union bishops express caution about hate crimes legislation