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The Chinese government recently announced that it will increase its efforts to promote and develop a national brand of Christian theology. People Daily news reported Aug. 7 that Wang Zuoan – the...
In the 18th and 19th centuries, the ancient Castle of Haemi was used a jail for Christians who were locked up and tortured here, hung to trees by their hair and killed in the most gruesome of manners...
Pope Francis on Saturday, August 16, beatified Korean martyrs Paul Yun Ji-chung and 123 companions, praising their “great sacrifices” and their call “to put Christ first.” “All of them lived and died...
“I earnestly hope that those countries of your continent with whom the Holy See does not yet enjoy a full relationship, may not hesitate to further a dialogue for the benefit of all. And here I do...
A religious scholar and the highest official interpreter of Islamic law in Egypt, Grand Mufti Shawqi al-Allam, condemned ISIS and all of its atrocities in Iraq. According to reports by the Italian...
Pope Francis celebrated Mass on Friday, August 15, before tens of thousands of cheering participants and later met with young people from around Asia on the second day of his five-day trip to South...
“Korea’s first apostles were lay people!” Hundred of thousands of faithful (800,000 according to Fr. Lombardi’s estimates, a million according to the organisers) gathered today in the muggy heat to...
The army succeeded in saving Lebanon from terroristic schemes, Maronite Patriarch Béchara Rahi, stated in his Ascension of the Virgin homily at his summer retreat in Diman today. Commending army...
“There are not two Koreas, there is one - divided Korea - and just like a family that suffers separation, we must pray for our brothers: "Lord help us achieve unity. That there may be no victory and...
The Chinese government recently announced that it will increase its efforts to promote and develop a national brand of Christian theology. People Daily news reported August 7 that Wang Zuoan – the...
Thirty-eight prominent Catholic university professors and other scholars, editors, fellows, and retired military personnel have signed a plea at IraqRescue.org calling for “the United States and the...
A journalist with South Korea's leading radio and television network has voiced her joy at covering the papal visit, as well as her desire for his message of peace to lead the nation to a more...
As persecution of religious minorities intensifies in Iraq, in the US Christian, Jewish, and Muslim leaders have joined together to ask the Obama administration to work “urgently” to end religious...
After his arrival in Seoul on Thursday August 14, Pope Francis began his Apostolic Voyage to South Korea with private Mass at the Apostolic Nunciature in Seoul. Following Mass, the Holy Father...
The US branch of the Catholic pastoral charity Aid to the Church in Need has pledged $1 million to help persecuted Christians in Iraq and Syria, calling on all Christians to pray and to give...
In the first speech since his arrival in Seoul, Francis invoked the “gift of peace” from “a land which has long suffered because of a lack of peace.” “This national legacy has been tested through the...
Pope Francis has arrived in Seoul on his third international trip. He is visiting Korea on the occasion of the Asian Youth Day that is being celebrated in Daejeon and will also proclaim 124 lay...
The United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon has called on the international community to do more for the persecuted Iraqi Christians and other minorities who continue to face terrible violence...
In a 20-minute live interview on an Argentinean radio station on August 8, Pope Francis encouraged young people to fearlessly answer God’s call to selfless love through a vocation. “Each person has...
In an interview with the Vatican Television Centre (CTV), the Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, talked about the issues Pope Francis will be focusing on during his visit to Korea:...