Pope rallies from knee pain to proclaim 10 new saints

Pope Francis created 10 new saints, rallying over knee pain that forced him to use a wheelchair By NICOLE WINFIELD Associated Press 16 May 2022, 02:39 • 4 minute read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article ROME — Pope Francis created 10 new saints on Sunday, rallying to knee pain that forced him to … Read more

Egypt begins trial of man accused of killing Coptic priest

A court in the Egyptian city of Alexandria on Saturday opened the trial of a man accused of stabbing a Coptic Christian priest to death, an attack that shocked the Arab world’s most populous country By SAMY MAGDYAssociated Press May 14, 2022, 6:14 p.m. • 2 minute read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article … Read more

Nigeria. Brutal student murder sparks protest and curfew

Nigerian authorities have ordered a curfew in a northwestern state, where hundreds of people demonstrated to demand the release of suspects in the brutal murder of a Christian student accused of blasphemy against Islam. By CHINADU ASADU Associated Press May 14, 2022, 7:10 p.m. • 2 minute read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article … Read more

Hotel explosion in Cuba severely damaged large Baptist church

The blast that devastated Havana’s Saratoga Hotel and killed at least 44 people also severely damaged Cuba’s most important Baptist church, which stands next door. By ANDREA RODRIGUEZ Associated Press May 12, 2022, 5:19 p.m. • 4 minute read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article HAVANA — Alejandro Clemente González was talking with an … Read more

Now in the spotlight, Dubai Jews fight for a public synagogue

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Every Saturday, in secluded beach villas, hotel banquet halls and luxury apartment towers across Dubai, Jews arrive to worship at some of the world’s most hidden synagogues, even as the United Arab Emirates encourages the spectacular growth and openness of its Jewish community. Plans to build a permanent shrine for … Read more

The pope’s Ukrainian diplomacy, a political and spiritual tightrope

VATICAN CITY — His calls for an Orthodox Easter truce in Ukraine have gone unheeded. His scheduled meeting with the head of the Russian Orthodox Church was canceled. A plan to visit Moscow? Nyet. Even his attempt to showcase Russian-Ukrainian friendship failed. Pope Francis has done little diplomatically in Russia’s war in Ukraine, seemingly unable … Read more

Anglican Leader Visits Survivors of Canadian Residential Schools

The head of the Anglican Church told a gathering of Canadian residential school survivors on Saturday that he was sorry for the church’s role in the ‘terrible crime’ that was committed ByThe Associated Press May 1, 2022, 03:23 • 1 minute read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article PRINCE ALBERT, Saskatchewan — The leader … Read more

Pope warns of loss of trust without more accountability for abuse

Pope Francis calls on Catholic bishops’ conferences to create special centers to welcome victims of clergy sexual abuse to help them find healing and justice By NICOLE WINFIELD Associated Press April 29, 2022, 11:34 a.m. • 3 minute read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis on Friday called on … Read more

Israeli restrictions on ‘holy fire’ spark Christian outrage

JERUSALEM — Christians celebrated their “holy fire” ceremony at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem on Saturday amid growing tensions with Israel, which this year imposed new attendance restrictions it said were necessary. for the safety. Israel says it wants to prevent another disaster after a stampede at a crowded Jewish holy site … Read more

Vatican clears John Paul II aide of negligence

A Vatican investigation into allegations that St. John Paul II’s longtime top aide was negligent in handling sex abuse complaints in his native Poland has cleared him of wrongdoing By NICOLE WINFIELD Associated Press April 22, 2022, 1:23 p.m. • 2 minute read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article ROME — A Vatican investigation … Read more