In the preface to a new book published ahead of the October Pan-Amazonian Synod of Bishops, Brazilian Cardinal ClÃ¡udio Hummes reflects on â€œNew models of developmentâ€, and on the dangers facing the whole of the Amazon region.
Violence has flared in Indonesiaâ€™s provinces of Papua and West Papua, following reports about security forces and angry mobs allegedly maltreating and hurling racist taunts at Papuan university students in East Java.
On 24 August 2000, the Catholic Church in Kenya received shocking news of the untimely death of a well-known priest, Fr. John Anthony Kaiser. His body was found at Morendat near Naivasha town along the Nakuru-Nairobi Highway. The cause of his death could not be ascertained immediately, but it later became clear that unknown assailants had murdered him
The English Bishop for the Environment, John Arnold is responding to the challenge of Pope Francisâ€™ encyclical on the care for creation, by launching a project in his diocese aimed at encouraging environmental sustainability
Fr. Antony Kadavil reflects and comments on the readings at Mass for the twenty-first Sunday in ordinary time. He says that Jesus clearly explains that anyone who follows him through the narrow gate of sacrificial serving and sharing love will be saved.
Father Paul Moonjely, executive Director of Caritas India, told Vatican News how through its partners at the local diocesan level, they are trying to reach out to people hit by floods and landslides caused by heavy monsoon rains.
The Bishops of Benin say they are continuing with their mediation efforts to resolve the political crisis in the country that followed disputed elections in April. Their statement comes after some media outlets reported that the Church had withdrawn from negotiations.
Wednesday August 21st, marks the 140th anniversary of the Apparition at Knock, in which the Blessed Virgin Mary; St Joseph; Saint John the Baptist; and Christ, as the Lamb of God upon the altar, appeared to townspeople in a small village in western Ireland.