Rowing against the current in Damascus


These structural mutations invite us to question ourselves concerning the pastoral traditions. Such an old Apostolic Church, rooted in tradition and customs—can she take steps towards a new type of Christian testimony?

China’s communists ‘are afraid of Our Lady of Fatima’


“The veneration of Our Lady under the title “Help of Christians” is deeply rooted all over China and has been so for a long time. This title not only refers to help for individual believers, but also to help for the Church as a whole.”

In Czech Republic, a pillar of the persecuted Church


Cardinal Miroslav Vlk, who greatly suffered, but prevailed as he guided the Church in the former Czechoslovakia through decades of communist repression, died March 18, 2017.

In DRC, an upsurge of violence against the Church


In the wake of an attack on a Catholic seminary, the leader of the Church in the Democratic Republic has issued an appeal about “the alarming security situation” in his country.

In Niger, witnessing Christ’s love to Muslims


Mother Marie-Catherine Kingbo is Superior General of the Fraternity of the Servants of Christ in Niger. She spoke late last month at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.

Attack frightens Nepal’s Catholics


An arson attack on the cathedral Church of Apostolic Vicariate of Nepal has left the country’s small Catholic community in a state of shock.

Catholic priest stabbed in Mexico Cathedral


Speaking on behalf on the cathedral chapter, Father Ricardo Valenzuela, the senior sacristan and liturgical director of the cathedral, expressed his concern for the health of the priest and asked for the prayers of all the Catholic faithful.

Cardinal sounds alarm in Venezuela


Amidst mounting and increasingly violent clashes between protestors and supporters of the government, the Venezuelan bishops have called for peace.

Consecrated to Our Lady of Fatima, Aid to the Church in Need turns 70


The May 13, 2017 canonization by Pope Francis of two Portuguese shepherds to whom Our Lady appeared 100 years ago at Fatima has particular resonance for international Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need.

Post-ISIS rebuilding begins on Nineveh plain, Iraq’s ancient Christian heartland  


Work has begun on the rebuilding of the first 100 Christian homes on the Nineveh plain, a region devastated by ISIS.

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