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Pope Francis is going to Chile and Peru as the "universal pastor" of the Church to meet local churches and help them face the challenges of today's world, according to Cardinal Pietro Parolin


Pope Francis himself will be hoping the controversies over the sex abuse scandals do not overshadow his attempts to highlight issues of concern to the indigenous peoples, as well as around poverty and climate change.


 In 2017, Sodalitium leaders released a report acknowledging that the movement's founder Luis Fernando Figari sexually, physically and psychologically abused minors, teens and young adults


More than 3,000 Christians were killed worldwide for their faith in 2017, twice as many as the previous year, according to the latest persecution World Watch List 


Asylum seekers in Austria who have become Lutherans or Calvinists are being asked “absurdly difficult” questions  about their faith when examined by the state authorities processing their asylum application, Karl Schiefermaier, a member of the Protestant High Consistory has said...


Already, people are queuing up to join the community, including as lay members.  No candidates can be taken however to join the five sisters already in situ until the new convent has been re-ordered with a chapel and offices and the rooms are adapted to meet the needs of a 21st century religious community.


After two catastrophic world wars, the EU had proved an unprecedented peace project based on values such as respect for human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law and the preservation of human rights.


The President of Ireland’s national seminary has warned that it will have to change if it is to survive, adding that he is working with the seminary’s trustees to introduce a number of far-reaching changes to its model of formation and structures.


Twenty five years after the outbreak of hostilities in the Balkans that led to years of bitter conflict church leaders have said that the root causes of conflict have not yet been resolved.


As a cholera epidemic threatens the lives of more than 14 million Zambians, the country has banned church services and other gatherings in the Lusaka's high-density residential areas.



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