Multinationals “can be an important factor for development… But they can also contribute to the misery of the population”, denounces Archbishop of Kinshasa ahead of vote this weekend
“Mechanisms need to be found to ensure that the whole diocesan people of God is adequately represented” in the nomination of their shepherd, insists Bishop of Basel Felix Gmür
“No company should be able to disregard or circumvent human rights to gain profit or competitive advantages”, clamour the Catholic and Reformed Churches
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.
German-speaking youth have urged their bishops to bring about gender justice in Catholicism, saying “only in this way can the Church be a strong voice for freedom”.
A German priest has backed the ordination of women and married men and hit out at the new Vatican parish document he said betrays a “great alienation from reality”.
The Justice and Peace Commission of the Swiss Bishops’ Conference (CES) opposes the expansion of arms exports from Switzerland.
The women’s diaconate should be priority for the Church, a new female ‘episcopal vicar’ in Switzerland has said.
The Vatican has put into action in Switzerland its promise of “rigour, clarity and sobriety” in its finances.
A Church historian has ripped the COVID-19 conspiracy claim of Cardinals Müller, Zen and Pujats, among others, saying that “it’s so ridiculous that it discredits itself”.
“I love my Church too much to leave it in the hands of those who would rather see people like me gone”, a Swiss lesbian Catholic theologian has said.
A Swiss diocese has banned the “communion to go” that was being offered in churches there as a way of getting around coronavirus restrictions on public Masses.
The poor are the people most affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The alarm was raised by Caritas Switzerland.
A Swiss bishop being called a “horror clown” and “cynical” has been muzzled by his diocese for comments on coronavirus reflecting “irresponsible and dangerous… superstition”.
An ultraconservative Swiss bishop has been served after claiming that coronavirus is “God’s punishment”.
An abbot has lamented that “today there are too many monasteries in Switzerland”, and that “in the next 10 years, several of these monasteries will need to close”.
Internationally-committed Catholic women’s rights activist Chantal Götz explains why Church women should have the courage to be angry.
Austrian and Swiss bishops, along with various Church groups, are urging “solidarity and human rights” in the Greek-Turkish migrant crisis.
The coronavirus threat has forced the postponement of the first ‘ecumenical Mass’ in the Geneva cathedral in 500 years.
Lent is starting today. This is a special time of the year when we are invited to pray, reflect and feel closer to one another.
The annual meeting of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue (PCID) and the World Council of Churches (WCC) was hosted by the WCC at the Ecumenical Centre, Geneva, and at the nearby Chateau de Bossey from 6-7 February.
A Swiss bishop is floundering under allegations he covered up the sexual abuse of a cathedral priest.
No to clericalism and yes to greater co-responsibility and participation on the part of laypeople in the Church. Those were the keys to the first assembly on the German synodal path which took place this past weekend in Frankfurt.
The Swiss Bishops have given 10,000 francs to the German Churches’ refugee rescue efforts in the Mediterranean.
The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) and the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity (PCPCU) held their annual joint staff meeting on 14 January in Geneva.
The Interfaith Alliance for Safer Communities organized on Wednesday, January 22, in Davos a press conference to talk about safety and quality of life of communities that are being eroded by the climate emergency and other growing risks, and the role of religions and faiths in helping vulnerable populations.