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Vatican says some Christians may need to be rebaptised

The Vatican’s doctrinal experts have advised that certain baptisms may need to be redone, after clarifying that baptisms using an adjusted formula are not valid.  The...

Bishop warns new priests against overconfidence

A Catholic bishop urged his new priests not to grow too confident about their ministry by constantly recognizing their ‘weaknesses and unworthiness’. Speaking at a...

Cardinal Turkson Calls for Prayers for Seafarers as They Mark 2020 Sea Sunday

The Prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, Cardinal Peter Turkson has called on Christian faithfuls in Ghana and across the world to pray for...

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...