A new law deepening Mexico's dependence on soldiers for public security purposes has provoked alarm from some clergy and Catholic human rights organisations, who warn the use of the armed forces has failed to calm the country and new provisions could provide a pretence for cracking down on peaceful protests.

Hopes are rising that the current translation of the Roman Missal in use in parishes throughout England and Wales could be revisited and even that 1998 translation of the Roman Missal could yet be revived in some form.

At Christmas and beyond, Catholic and Protestant churches in Germany are doing what they can to help those struggling and in need.


The Prince of Wales told the Melkite Greek Catholic Community in London: "It is heartbreaking beyond words to see just how much pain and suffering is being endured by Christians, in this day and age, simply because of their faith."

The Archbishop of Westminster fears Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the official capital city of the state of Israel "will increase the already deep-rooted tensions in the city and the wider region".

Pope Francis advanced the sainthood causes of Holy Cross Father Patrick Peyton and St. John Paul II's mentor, Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski.

President Donald Trump’s decision to formally recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is adding “fuel to the fire” to conflicts in the Middle East and runs counter to international agreements, a senior Vatican diplomat has said. 

Only relics that have been certified as authentic can be exposed for veneration by the faithful, said a new Vatican instruction.

People need factual and trustworthy news that avoids sensationalism and whipping up heated reactions, Pope Francis said.

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