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- Wealthy Korea needs a jolt from Pope Francis Fr John Sullivan
The Chaldean Patriarch in Baghdad called for the international community to “clear the Nineveh plain from all the elements of jihadist warriors”, warning that without drastic action the world would be responsible for allowing “a slow genocide” to take place.
Francis is expected to reach out to leaders in China as he flies over the country on his way to Korea.
Pope Francis’ personal envoy, Cardinal Fernando Filoni, has been dispatched to Iraq to take aid to thousands of Christians driven from their homes by terrorist fighters of the newly established Islamic State (IS).
Cuba’s communist Government has permitted the building the first new Catholic church since the Marxist revolution of 1959.
The US must carry out airstrikes on Islamic State [IS] militants across northern Iraq and not confine its intervention to Erbil, the Baghdad-based Chaldean Patriarch has said.
Catholic dioceses in West Africa have introduced emergency measures to halt the spread of the deadly ebola virus that has so far claimed more than 900 lives across Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone since its outbreak in March.
The future of Catholic education in Wales could be jeopardised by the ending of subsidised transport for pupils at faith schools, the head teacher of a church secondary school said this week.
Pope Francis paid tribute to his late friend the evangelical Bishop Tony Palmer, saying in a special message for his Requiem Mass that he had left an important legacy for Christian unity.
A South American diocese at the centre of an investigation by the Vatican has strongly defended its bishop over his handling of abuse allegations concerning his new vicar-general.
A leading Irish theologian has criticised Vatican action to silence Fr Tony Flannery and suspend him from ministry, describing it as “theologically inept”.