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Category: World News

Patristics scholar appointed new papal ambassador

Pope Francis has chosen Archbishop Claudio Gugerotti to be his next ambassador to Great Britain. The 64-year-old Italian diplomat will move to London from Ukraine, where...

Brother of Pope emeritus Benedict XVI dies in Regensburg

Georg Ratzinger, the older brother of the Pope emeritus, died Wednesday morning, aged 96. He had been hospitalized in Regensburg, the city where he lived the greater...

Fr. Poruthota, Founding Director of OCIC Sri Lanka, passes away

Rev. Fr. Poruthota was born in 1931 and ordained in February 1957 at St. Lucia’s Cathedral in Kotahena, in Colombo. In the 1960s the young seminarian Ernest Poruthota...

Cardinal Turkson visits itinerant peoples camp in Rome’s Alban Hills

Cardinal Turkson, Prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, visited a settlement just outside of the gates of Rome on Saturday evening. About...

The story of two brothers ordained Catholic priests on the same day

Peyton and Connor Plessala are brothers from Mobile, Alabama. They’re 18 months— one school grade— apart. Despite the occasional competitiveness and squabbles that...

Pay attention to subtle pastoral needs of the faithful – Cardinal Turkson

“Apart from feeding those vulnerable, there are other subtle issues (connected with COVID-19) such as stigma. It is not talked about much, but for example, in South...

Martyrs of Uganda memorial day marked without usual crowd and pilgrims

June 3, 2020, marked 125 years since the execution of 23 Anglican and 22 Catholic converts to Christianity in the historical kingdom of Buganda, now part of Uganda, who...

Pope Francis: No tolerance for racism, but without violence

In his greetings to the English-speaking faithful at the weekly General Audience, Pope Francis addressed the people of the United States, as protests continue throughout...

Cardinal Turkson calls for justice and forgiveness amid US anti-racism protests

Demonstrators have come out in large numbers across the United States to protest against the death of George Floyd, an African-American man, while in police custody....

Saint of the day: St. Marcellinus and St. Peter, Martyrs

During the persecution of Diocletian in the year 304, a Roman priest called Marcellinus and an exorcist named Peter were apprehended and thrown into prison. While in...