- Feb 17, 2020
Catholic hospitals in Indonesia have sent medical teams to treat hundreds of people injured by a magnitude 6.9 earthquake that struck the tourist island of Lombok near Bali Aug. 5.
A U.S. physician who has won accolades for his service in a war-torn corner of Sudan said he has just done what any missionary is called to do.
The Philippine immigration bureau has ordered the deportation of an Australian nun who has angered the president by joining anti-government rallies, but her lawyers call the move “persecution” and say they’ll appeal.
World War I and its aftermath changed the map of Europe, but also dismantled the notion of the “state church” in a way that forced the Catholic Church to discover again the authentic meaning of mission, said Cardinal Pietro Parolin.
Pope Francis reminded Catholics to support evangelization efforts worldwide through the Pontifical Mission Societies.
Although less than 2 percent of the population of India is Catholic, the country is one of the chief providers of missionaries in the worldwide Church.