July’s The Pope Video has just been released, sharing the prayer intention that the Holy Father entrusts to the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network (includes the Eucharistic Youth Movement – EYM) every month.
On the women deacons issue, a US expert has said that the Pope is waiting for a more forceful demand for that ministry to come from the faithful.
A renowned German Benedictine and Pope ‘guru’ has claimed that “there are no theological reasons against the priesthood of women”.
The Turkish Council of State today postponed its decision on whether to overturn the 86-year-old legal provisions ensuring neutral museum status to the Hagia Sophia, the ancient Christian basilica turned mosque turned museum, and to allow the site to be transformed into a mosque again.
In a recent letter sent to the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria, H.Em. Card. Jean-Claude Hollerich SJ, President of COMECE, expressed his solidarity to the Christian communities in the African country, who are “living a situation of continuous attacks by terrorists, insurgents and militias, that in some cases reaches levels of genuine criminal persecution”.
“Racism is not just about skin colour, but about the colour of money”, a Spanish theologian has written.
The International Union of Superiors General (UISG) hosted the third in a four-part safeguarding from abuse webinar on Tuesday. Guest speaker Dr Gabriel Dy-Liacco treated the topic on Victomology and the Relational Safety Model.
A Vatican child protection expert has said that “of course” clergy sex abuse is “one of the main reasons” why people are leaving the German Church.
A German bishop has blamed the mass Church desertions in his country on what he described as the tired parish-centred pastoral model.
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the head of the world’s Orthodox Christians, has warned that the proposed conversion of the museum of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul into a mosque “will disappoint millions of Christians” and “fracture” the East and the West.
At 4 in the morning on Tuesday 30 June, Don Pietro Ganapini, for 59 years a Fidei Donum missionary in Madagascar, died.
An Italian nun has accused Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò of “throwing pearls before swine” with the Catholic cover he is providing for US President Donald Trump.
The Spanish Jesuits have shown their support for LGBT Pride, publishing an article on their website encouraging homosexual people by saying “each person has to be proud to be as God created them”.