- Apr 23, 2019
Globally speaking, religious freedom isn’t just a matter of principle but an urgent security priority, because places that start eroding the rights of religious minorities almost always end up engulfed in violence that threatens stability well beyond their borders.
A leading Catholic prelate in the Democratic Republic of Congo has warned the country’s new president that “hopelessness is increasingly capturing the hearts” of the country’s citizens.
When Pope Francis visits Macedonia and Bulgaria next month, the trip might seem like a throwaway since it won’t generate the major news waves that his other international visits deliver, however, it could be a key moment in the Vatican's engagement with the Orthodox community and with Eastern Europe.
Father Eugenio de la Fuente said on Twitter that the presence of the resigned bishops at Holy Week events "hurts, disappoints [and] wounds."
A defense of religious liberty and human life took center stage at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast on Tuesday.