A new report names Australia as one of the primary locations where Iraqi Christians emigrate, with at least 139,000 moving there since 2007.
Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City, who chairs the U.S. bishops’ domestic justice committee, has also called for the government to stop the executions.
Echoing Pope Francis, Cardinal Peter Turkson called July 7 for a global ceasefire during the pandemic so that assistance can safely be provided to those in need.
Bishop John Sherrington said that the proposals would “leave the U.K. with the most extreme abortion legislation in Europe.”
In response to the controversy, in the Diocese of Spokane “the Annual Catholic Charities Christmas Collection will either be replaced by or taken in conjunction with the Black and Indian Missions Collection,” Bishop Daly said.
Pope Francis visited the Mediterranean island on July 8, 2013, shortly after his election.
Catholic churches in England were permitted to reopen for individual, private prayer June 15 and public Masses resumed July 4, with stringent safety measures to prevent the transmission of the coronavirus.
Pope Francis awarded the composer the Gold Medal of the Pontificate last year, in honor of his “extraordinary artistic work in the sphere of music, universal language of peace, solidarity and spirituality.”
In a July 5 statement, Bishop Jaime Soto of Sacramento said that while “the group’s actions may have been meant to draw attention to the sorrowful, angry memories over California’s past,” their “act of vandalism does little to build the future.”
Fatherhood, motherhood, pro-life, pro baseball, construction projects, COVID-19 and Anglican Use are all addressed by Father Alan Benander, O. Praem.