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Video: Pope prays for victims of Beirut explosion and calls for international aid

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Beirut explosion, assistance and relief: how you can help
Smoke rises from the site of two massive explosions in Beirut, Lebanon on August 4. Photo: CNS /Reuters

BEIRUT (CNS): As Lebanon’s Catholic leaders appealed for help for their country, organisations appealed for donations for Beirut, capital of Read more

Christians in Lebanon turn to St. Charbel as explosions shatters the city of Beirut

Visuals of the Beirut port city explosion on August 4 from Whatsapp messages HONG KONG (SE): Two huge explosions rocked Read more

Maronite Catholics help as more Lebanese slide into poverty
People pray during Mass at the Maronite Catholic Cathedral of the Resurrection in Beirut. File photo: CNS

BEIRUT (CNS): Lebanon’s Maronite Catholic Church is drawing up a comprehensive social assistance and food aid plan to help needy Read more

Amid protests, corruption, Mideast patriarchs call for healing and dialogue
An anti-government protester in Beirut passing in front of riot police on December 15. Photo: CNS/Reuters

BEIRUT (CNS): Against a backdrop of anti-government protests in Iraq and Lebanon, at Christmas, the Catholic patriarchs in the Middle Read more

Understanding the style of the pope

HAS THE VATICAN succumbed to the pressures from Beijing? Has China managed to buy its silence in these trying times Read more

Vatican releases guide on how leaders must handle abuse allegations
The dome of St. Peter's Basilica is pictured at the Vatican. Photo: CNS

VATICAN (CNS): The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith released a 17-page document offering a step-by-step guide for how Read more

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Understanding the style of the pope

HAS THE VATICAN succumbed to the pressures from Beijing? Has China managed to buy its…

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Vatican releases guide on how leaders must handle abuse allegations
The dome of St. Peter's Basilica is pictured at the Vatican. Photo: CNS

VATICAN (CNS): The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith released a 17-page document offering a step-by-step guide for how Read more

Pope saddened by Turkish ruling turning Hagia Sophia into mosque
Posing for a selfie in front of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul on July 11. Photo: CNS/Reuters

VATICAN (CNS): “I think of Hagia Sophia, and I am very saddened,” Pope Francis said while commemorating the International Day Read more

Pope advances five sainthood causes

VATICAN (CNS): Pope Francis advanced the sainthood causes five people. In a July 10 meeting with Giovanni Angelo Cardinal Becciu, Read more

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The dome of St. Peter's Basilica is pictured at the Vatican. Photo: CNS
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Vatican releases guide on how leaders must handle abuse allegations

VATICAN (CNS): The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith released a 17-page document offering…

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Rise in human trafficking amid Covid-19 pandemic
Chains wrapped around the wrists of a man illustrate trafficking and enslavement. Photo: CNS/Reuters

VATICAN (CNS): As governments and world leaders struggle to contain the Covid-19 coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic, they must also work harder Read more

Can religion hold a dialogue with communism?
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HEBEI (UCAN): An agreement China and the Vatican signed in September 2018 is nearing the end of its two-year term. Read more

In the same storm but not all in same boat
People wearing face masks line up and wait to enter a pharmacy in Cochabamba, Bolivia, on July 21. Photo: CNS/Reuters

VATICAN (CNS): Humana Communitas’ in the Age of Pandemic, a new, eight-page reflection the Pontifical Academy for Life, notes that Read more

Justice and dignity not the privilege of the rich
Women religious from around the world gathered in Rome in 2019 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Talitha Kum, an international network of religious women fighting human trafficking. Photo: CNS/courtesy International Union of Superiors General

VATICAN (CNS): “The principle of profit maximisation, isolated from all other considerations, leads to a model of exclusion that violently Read more

Parishes need conversion to be missionary says new Vatican Instruction
Mass at Rosary Church, Tsim Sha Tsui. File photo

HONG KONG (SE): The Vatican’s Congregation for the Clergy released The pastoral conversion of the Parish community in the service Read more

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Posing for a selfie in front of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul on July 11. Photo: CNS/Reuters
Posted in International The Pope

Pope saddened by Turkish ruling turning Hagia Sophia into mosque

VATICAN (CNS): “I think of Hagia Sophia, and I am very saddened,” Pope Francis said…

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Plans afoot to turn Hagia Sophia into a mosque again
Hagia Sophia

OXFORD (CNS): “We are a Church deprived of juridical status, so we cannot give any advice on this country’s internal Read more

Minorities in northern Iraq fear Turkish military action

AMMAN (CNS): Turkish airstrikes and ground troops are threatening areas in northern Iraq populated by Christians, Yazidis and Kurds trying Read more

Threats to religious freedom and health in northeast Syria
People walk past a damaged building with graffiti alluding to Covid-19 encouraging people to stay at home in Idlib, Syria on April 18. Photo: CNS/ Reuters

AMMAN (CNS): Advocates for religious freedom and medical practitioners have expressed concerns about the Covid-19 coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) response in northeast Read more

The rise of the political extreme right
Jair Bolsonaro, the president of Brazil at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia. Photo: CNS/Reuters

Fascists get power by promoting a loud, outspoken leader who preaches fear and hatred of foreigners, promotes isolationism, nationalism and Read more

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Pope advances five sainthood causes

VATICAN (CNS): Pope Francis advanced the sainthood causes five people. In a July 10 meeting…

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Church formally opens sainthood for Filipino boy

Bishop Honesto Ongtioco of Cubao announces the formal opening on August 28 of the cause for the beatification and canonisation Read more

Vatican releases guide on how leaders must handle abuse allegations
The dome of St. Peter's Basilica is pictured at the Vatican. Photo: CNS

VATICAN (CNS): The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith released a 17-page document offering a step-by-step guide for how Read more

Pope saddened by Turkish ruling turning Hagia Sophia into mosque
Posing for a selfie in front of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul on July 11. Photo: CNS/Reuters

VATICAN (CNS): “I think of Hagia Sophia, and I am very saddened,” Pope Francis said while commemorating the International Day Read more

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