The Orthodox Archbishop of Athens has ripped the EU for its “repressive” refugee policies, and said that “welcoming the stranger is an integral part of Christian heritage”.
German Catholic women have declared that the far-right AfD political party is “not compatible” with Christian values.
“Authentic and lasting international peace cannot rest on a balance of military power, but upon mutual trust”, the Holy See has reminded the world.
A Swiss bishop is calling for a Church Council on the ordination of women.
German Catholic women are protesting for equal rights in Church, insisting that “bringing the Word of God to the people is not a task reserved for men alone”.
“The Church needs to be like God: always going out; and when the Church does not go out, it becomes sick with… many evils”, Pope Francis warned today at the midday Angelus prayer.
“Only women can reform the Church because they are not compromised by power”, a Vatican expert has said.
The chairman of the German Bishops has said that the female diaconate is “very legitimate” and has warned that if women leave “the existence of the Church is in danger”.
The “most urgent” issue for the Church today “is to correct its gender imbalance”, an Irish nun has pleaded.
German Catholic students have criticised the use of patriarchal language for the divine, insisting that “God is just as much woman and mother”.
Pope Francis has told parents of LGBTIQ+ offspring that “the Lord loves your children just as they are”.
A Spanish priest has encouraged a conference of lesbians and bisexual women, telling them that “we are all human beings, equal in dignity”.
“Those who live to exploit nature end up exploiting people and treating them like slaves”, Pope Francis warned today in his Wednesday General Audience, insisting that contemplation of and care for the environment are “two attitudes that show the way to correct and rebalance our relationship as human beings with creation”.
A delegation of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development represented Prefect Cardinal Peter K. A. Turkson at a webinar entitled “Post-COVID Multilateral Cooperation: A Nuclear Weapons Free World?”.
Tension is high on the Greek island of Lesbos with thousands of migrants sleeping rough after last week’s refugee centre fires and local residents worried about coronavirus fears and social strife.
Sister Helen Alford, of the Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine, says she hopes to be of service to society, the Church and the world in her new role as a member of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences.
With support from Pope Francis, a nun helping Trans women in Argentina is refusing to back down in the face of criticism of her ministry.
In the Angelus on Sunday, and in the wake of this week’s tragic fires in the Moria refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos, Pope Francis pleaded for “a humane and dignified welcome” for refugees in Europe.
Despite the world’s educational system taking a battering in the COVID-19 pandemic with distance learning, the Vatican has reaffirmed the direct and interpersonal relationship of exchange and dialogue between teachers and students as indispensable for the learning process.
Catholic groups have reminded Donald Trump that “refugees have been on the frontlines” fighting COVID-19 and have urged the US president to “return to historic norms” in the country’s resettlement intake.
In Germany, women are already studying to become deacons, arguing that “gender equality and diaconality are indispensable for the future of the Church”.
The dismantling of the Calais refugee camp in northern France has not put an end to migrants’ dreams of Britain. While waiting for passage across the Channel, thousands of people – families, women, men and children – survive as they can in the forest, in terrible living conditions.
Two cardinals and an archbishop have said that “Europe should be ashamed” after a devastating fire in a Greek island migrant camp.
A statement by the head of the Caritas Switzerland development policy department revealed that Swiss weapons are being used in the Yemeni war and seem to have fuelled the latent conflict between India and Pakistan.
The Cologne archdiocese in Germany is planning to slash the number of its parishes from 500 currently to 50 or 60 in ten years.
Rainbow Catholics are urging the Pope and the Vatican to rein in LGBTIQ+-phobic prelates, warning that it is “literally a matter of life and death”.
A nun has blasted clericalist priests, reminding them that “‘to be holy’ cannot mean uptight, superior, arrogant, contemptuous of women, hypocritical…”.
“When there are more women in positions of responsibility in the Church, there will be less abuse”, a would-be female archbishop has affirmed.