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By Fr. Rifat Bader
: In the small and quiet Bulgarian capital, Sofia, with a population of 1.5 million people in a...More

Latin Patriarchate

Vatican Radio
: Pope Francis sent a telegraman Tuesday, May 23, expressing condolences to the victims of Monday night's bombing of a concert venue in Manchester, England, and condemning the attack, in which at least 22 people were killed and 59 others injured. Following is the full text of the telegram: His Holiness Pope Francis was deeply saddened to learn of...More
By Domenico Agasso Jr/ Rome
: Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster and President of the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales writes a letter to the bishop of the diocese affected by the terrorist attack at the Ariana Grande concert. All British bishops clench in pain and prayer for last night suicide-bomb attack at the Ariana Grande concert. Cardinal Vincent Nichols,...More
By Andrea Tornielli/ Rome
: Archbishop Pizzaballa on the White House’s new approach: “Riyadh may play a decisive role in the conflict between Arab countries and Israel” Understanding that dialogue between religions is a key part of the Middle Eastern mosaic “is an important and positive step.” Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, apostolic administrator of the Latin...More
: May 25, 2017 Solemnity of the Lord’s Ascension Matthew’s Gospel does not relate any appearance of the Risen Lord to the disciples, except what we read today. After the resurrection, the first and only ones to see the Lord are the women, to whom Jesus gave the task of announcing to His brothers to go to Galilee: there they will see Him (Mt 28: 9-10...More
: President Donald Trump has appointed Callista Gingrich as US ambassador to the Holy See. Callista Gingrich, the wife of former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, is president of the Gingrich Foundation and president and CEO of Gingrich Productions. She is also the author of the Ellis the Elephant children’s series and coauthor of Rediscovering...More


Chad: A new church consecrated in N'Djamena

Vatican Radio/ La Croix/ FSSPX.News
: A newly built church bearing the name of “Divine Mercy” was consecrated on Sunday, April 23, 2017, in N'Djamena by Bishop Andrzej Jeż , a bishop of the diocese of Tarnó w, Poland. A sign of hope in a predominately Muslim country where pressures to...

Arab World

Iraqi immigrant mother holds to faith, heritage in U.S.

By Catholic News Service
: Chaldean immigrant Maureen Antwan wants two things for her children — for them to keep the faith and do well in school. “To just be with the church, that’s the first thing,” she said. “The second thing, I hope they will study and get good grades.” Although...

Holy Land

Donald Trump visits Church of Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem

: US President Donald Trump has begun his two-day visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories with a private visit to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Under tight security and led by the traditional kawas honour guard announcing the way with the thumping of their ornamental staffs, the president made his way by foot through the Old City’s alleyways to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. He and First Lady Melania Trump were welcomed at the entrance of the church courtyard by Greek Orthodox Patriarch Archbishop Theophilos III; Franciscan Father Francesco Patton, custos of the Holy Land; and Armenian Patriarch Nourhan Manougian. Trump was accompanied into the church by his daughter, Ivanka Trump, and son-in-law, Jared Kushner. The church encompasses the area where Jesus was crucified,...