After massive demonstrations against the Ortega-Murillo regime began in 2018 and were met with extreme violence, more than 300 deaths, around 800 arrests and more than 100,000 exiles occurred.
Bishop Báez: ‘What has happened in Nicaragua has been a miracle’
Thousands flock to Sydney’s cathedral for funeral of Cardinal Pell, a ‘lion of the church’
Cardinal Pell, former prefect of the Vatican’s Secretariat for the Economy, died Jan. 10 in Rome at the age of 81.
Syriac church leaders pledge cooperation to help their followers
Patriarchs of churches of the Syriac tradition pledged their unity in tackling the numerous challenges they face, including the “the bleeding of migration” of their faithful in the Middle East.
Bishop charged with conspiracy to undermine Nicaragua, spread false news
Bishop Rolando Álvarez Lagos of Matagalpa was accused of conspiracy to undermine the country and propagate false news, according to a statement from the courts in the national capital, Managua.
U.S. citizens have responsibility to promote religious freedom, speaker says
Violations of religious liberty are increasing around the world, and U.S. citizens have a special responsibility to stand up for the religious freedom of all believers in all nations.
Former U.K. Cabinet member: China is threat to Hong Kong religions
Rev. Aitken, 79, ordained an Anglican priest in 2019, warned “there are increasingly ominous signs” that religious freedom in Hong Kong is “next on the hit list by the destructive forces” of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s regime.
Dialogue prevents religious extremism, pope tells Jewish group
Christianity and Judaism, the pope told the group, both “bid us address disagreements, differences and conflicts, not in a confrontational way, but without prejudice, with peaceful intentions and with the aim of finding areas of agreement acceptable to all.”
Vatican makes archives detailing aid to Jews available online
The documentation, titled “Ebrei” (“Jews”), aims “to preserve the petitions for help from Jewish people all over Europe, received by (Pope Pius XII) during the Nazi-Fascist persecutions,” the Vatican said.