- Feb 25, 2020
The Chinese government has temporarily closed all of the country’s places of worship in an effort to contain the COVID-19 respiratory coronavirus that has now killed almost 3,000 people, with more than 80,000 around the world verified with infections.
A Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy after spending eight years on death row in Pakistan, and who faced death threats from Islamic extremists, said she is going to request asylum in France.
Earlier this year, Bishop J. Mark Spalding visited India to express his thanks and gratitude to the families and religious order superiors of the 11 Indian priests living and serving in the Diocese of Nashville.
A Vatican decree this weekend announced a miracle had been approved for Blessed Devasahayam, clearing the way for his canonization. However, when Devasahayam was declared a Blessed in 2012, the name used was Devasahayam Pillai.
Church leaders in India have been called to “conversion, transparency, sincerity and solidarity with victims” when responding to clerical sexual abuse.
Amid continuing concerns about the spread of the coronavirus, Catholics in the Philippines have been asked not to kiss or touch the cross when they venerate it on Good Friday, April 10.