“The Church recognises faults and feels a present responsibility” for anti-Jewish hate, “a sin against God and against people”, says General Synod spokesman on 82nd anniversary of ‘Kristallnacht’ pogrom
In post-synodal message, hierarchs recall that withholding wages, unfair remuneration and lack of social protection for workers are sins that cry to heaven for vengeance
“We cannot allow economics to be separated from human realities, nor development from civilisation”, Holy See insists in Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe
“Numb with horror”, members of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue “reject utterly any misuse of religion to justify violence.”
Francis mourns for victims of the coronavirus “who have died alone, without the caress of their loved ones, and for those who have given their lives serving the sick”
“European citizens want to break free of the connection between the products in their homes and shocking stories of exploited labour and devastated ecosystems”, insists CIDSE
Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin urges EU Church “not to remain on the sidelines” in social reconstruction post-COVID-19
Prelates urge Catholics to “collaborate loyally” with authorities, “strictly observe” anti-pandemic measures: “This civic sense is essential to show our solidarity”
Ireland and Wales are the only countries in Europe to have imposed bans on public worship in the second wave of the pandemic
“Christianity has its roots in Judaism… Jesus is and remains a son of the people of Israel”, Vatican ecumenism head Cardinal Kurt Koch reaffirms in a message lauding ‘Nostra aetate’
Cardinal Charles Bo of Yangon expresses “great shock and agony” at “cold-hearted” incarceration of elderly Indian Indigenous rights activist Stan Swamy SJ
Nuclear states such as US and Russia are still resisting the accord, which after its 50th national ratification will enter into force in January
“Never before have we seen a more urgent need for religious communities to work with political leaders to address the unprecedented and interrelated challenges facing the world today”
“It’s very important to us to save our heritage and keep it safe for future generations”, says Chaldean prelate Najeeb Michaeel of Mosul
Father Stephen M. Kelly describes himself as a preacher against “the sin that flourishes in weapons of mass destruction”
The confederation of Catholic charities calls for “strong political will and commitment” to tackle fact 11% of world’s population lives in hunger
Archbishop Víctor Manuel Fernández of La Plata in Argentina says it is “nonsense” to attribute to Francis contempt for all business and support for welfarism
The Sisters Servants of Divine Providence of Catania respond to Francis’ call in ‘Fratelli tutti’ to offer hospitality to those fleeing wars, persecutions and natural catastrophes
“This is our Mother Church; this is the messenger of God”, Francis said at the Sunday Angelus of Father Júlio Renato Lancellotti
Renowned Scripture scholar John Wijngaards sets out the definitive case for female priests in a brilliant and accessible new book
Larry Duffy, the Bishop of Clogher, has written a pastoral letter to all the people of the diocese and to all people of goodwill concerning the Season of Creation which is being marked throughout the month of September, concluding on 4 October – the feast of Saint Francis of Assisi.
Following worrying developments in Belarus, Msgr. Marc Stenger (Co-President of Pax Christi International) has sent a letter to Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz of Minsk, expressing deep concern over escalating tensions in the country.
The US Federal Government has carried out five executions so far this year. Two of those took place last week, and two more are scheduled for the end of September.
In an article August 30 in the Sunday Times of Malta, the auxiliary bishop of Malta, Joseph Galea-Curmi, called for “self-denial and self-control” to stop COVID-19 infections, warning that living “according to our whims and moods” in the midst of the outbreaks will not lead to the end of the pandemic.