- Carol Zimmermann
- Feb 16, 2020
This year’s World Day of the Sick kicked off early in Kolkata, formerly Calcutta, the city associated with Mother Teresa, the Church’s great patron saint of the sick.
The Catholic Church’s process of reconciliation and rapprochement in China is not a “competition or who is right, but of brothers and sisters in the faith, who all find themselves in a common house,” said Cardinal Fernando Filoni, prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples.
A Philippine military spokesman says at least five soldiers and three Muslim militants were killed in a fierce battle as troops pressed a new offensive in the south following a deadly church bombing blamed on Islamic State group-linked gunmen.
North Korea’s treatment of Christians could become a bigger issue if North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s expected second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump produces significant progress, and if Pope Francis follows through on his expressed willingness to take up Kim’s invitation to visit North Korea.
An Indonesian Christian, the former governor of Jakarta was released from jail on Thursday completing a two-year long sentence for alleged blasphemy against Islam.
A leading senator in the Philippines says he will try and mediate between President Rodrigo Duterte and the Catholic Church.