The Chinese government said that in addition to meeting health requirements after the COVID-19 outbreak, priests must “preach on patriotism” as a condition for reopening their churches.
Raising money by selling cloth face masks, a parish in the Ivory Coast has begun a project to provide food and other necessities to retired bishops, priests, ministers and imams.
After “taking a knee” during that demonstration in solidarity with George Floyd, Bishop Seitz received a call from Pope Francis.
Archbishop Gomez thanked the pope “for his prayers and strong words of support” to the church’s response to the demonstrations and statements from bishops across the country.
A Hong Kong official said Catholics might not be in Victoria Park June 4, 2020, to commemorate the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, but there will be Masses.
English Catholic bishops say they “stand in solidarity” with anti-racism protests over the police killing of an unarmed U.S. African American, declaring that “racism is an evil which must be opposed.”
As if battling a pandemic weren’t enough, three of the poorest countries in Central America now are having to simultaneously face the aftermath of strong tropical storms.
Politicians in Northern Ireland rejected an “extreme” new abortion law imposed on the province from Parliament in London.