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Bishop laments Western governments’ support of Syria’s Islamist rebels
Last edited 10th February 2014

An Armenian Catholic bishop who lived in Syria for the first 50 years of his life urged Western governments to cease supporting Islamist rebel movements in Syria.

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From Loreto to Guadalupe: An 18th Century 'Marian Atlas' Includes It All
Last edited 9th February 2014

Nowadays, there are all kinds of maps, but back in the 18th century a Jesuit priest had the unique idea of designing a Marian Atlas, focusing precisely on sites connected to Our Lady.


Queen Elizabeth to meet with Pope Francis in April
Last edited 4th February 2014

Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh, will visit Rome on April 3, and will meet with both the Pope and the Italian president, the British Monarchy has announced.

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German Bishops: Most Catholics Reject Catholic Teaching on Marriage, Sexuality
Last edited 4th February 2014

Most Catholics in Germany have never heard of the term “natural law” and reject Catholic teaching on human sexuality, according to a report from the German Bishops’ Conference.

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Greater Understanding Means Going Beyond the Hijab - Comment
Last edited 3rd February 2014

It's fantastic that the world came together to celebrate the hijab. But if the aim is to foster a true connection with and understanding of Muslim women, the focus has to be on more than what they wear.

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Observance of Rules and Prophetic Spirit Join in Consecrate Life, Pope tells Religious
Last edited 3rd February 2014

As he presided at Mass in the Vatican basilica on February 2 for the 18th World Day for Consecrated Life, Pope Francis said that there should be no conflict between observance of religious law and a prophetic witness.


Christian Conversions in the Midst of Syrian Civil War
Last edited 3rd February 2014

A US-based Christian organisation which supports overseas mission has released information about the "surprising openness" of Syrian Muslims to the Gospel.

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Kidnapped Priests, Bishops and Nuns Still Missing in Syria
Last edited 29th January 2014

Vigils will be held on 30 January 2014 in Europe and the Middle East to remember the priests who are missing in the Syrian conflict. The vigils are scheduled to mark 180 days since the disappearance of Jesuit Fr Paolo dall’Oglio, who went missing last July near Raqqa, a town occupied by the al Qaeda-affiliated Islamic State of Iraq. He was initially reported dead, although it is now believed he may be alive.

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Popes Must Be Ecumenists
Last edited 12th February 2014

Pope Francis speaks about the importance of ecumenism to the pope's ministry.


Gunmen Kill at Least 62 in Nigeria, Including in Church
Last edited 28th January 2014

Suspected insurgents armed with guns and explosives killed at least 62 people in northeast Nigeria, including at a church service, in a region where Islamist sect Boko Haram is resisting a military crackdown, witnesses said on Monday.

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