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There has been no word on the whereabouts of Fr Teresito “Chito” Suganob and others taken hostage by Islamist militants four weeks ago from Marawi’s Catholic Cathedral, writes Ellen Teague.

Decomposing bodies were still to be retrieved from the streets of Marawi, whose population at the last census was 200,000, as the battle between government forces and Islamist militias continued for control of the city in the southern Philippines island of Mindanao.


Cameroon’s episcopal conference has announced that a bishop thought to have taken his own life in May “did not commit suicide, but was brutally murdered.

 


On the third anniversary last week of Mosul being taken by Islamic State (IS) militants, Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Louis Raphael Sako led a delegation of bishops back to the northern Iraqi city.


The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has written to his predecessor, Lord Carey, asking him to consider his position as honorary assistant bishop in Oxford after an independent report found senior figures in the Church of England “colluded” for a period of 20 years with former bishop, Peter Ball, who sexually abused boys and men...


Mali's Catholic church has urged a common front against Islamist violence after al-Qaida-linked terrorists attacked a tourist resort just days before the creation of the country's first cardinal...


Faith and films have been lifelong obsessions for director Martin Scorsese, obsessions that he said have given him moments of peace amid turmoil, but also challenges and frustrations that, in hindsight, he will accept as lessons in humility...

 


With a trip to South Sudan postponed indefinitely, Pope Francis is sending close to half a million dollars (£7,898,942) to help two church-run hospitals, a teacher training centre and farming projects for families as a way to show the people there his solidarity and support...


World Refugee Day yesterday was marked with particular emphasis in Nairobi, Kenya. The country hosts 500,000 refugees, the highest number in Africa after Ethiopia and Uganda. A quarter of a million of these people are housed in Dadaab camp, whose five complexes make it the biggest in the world...


More than 3,300 people have been killed in Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) Kasai region in fighting between the army and rebels since October, Catholic leaders said...


After years of avoiding contentious discussions in public session, and holding debates behind closed doors in executive session, this year’s spring general assembly of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops in Indianapolis witnessed a return to the often heated debates of the 1970s and 1980s...

 


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