- Oct 19, 2020
ROME — The COVID-19 pandemic has dealt a powerful blow to the tourism industry, including the religious guesthouses in Italy that specialize in welcoming pilgrims. Fabio Rocchi, president of the Italian association of religious guesthouses, said Aug. 19 that of the 1,700 guesthouses he regularly interacts with only “140 have
Nearly a decade after the slaying of 72 migrants on a ranch in northeastern Mexico, church leaders and migrant shelter operators are once again demanding the authorities properly investigate one of the country’s most notorious crimes.
Social distancing during this ongoing COVID-19 pandemic “is necessary for the common good,” said Cardinal Joseph Tobin of Newark, “but we need to counter this with a dramatic increase in what Pope Francis calls ‘spiritual closeness.'”
The derecho storm that ravaged Iowa Aug. 10 caused an estimated $4 billion in damages.
Priests in El Salvador have called on the nation’s bishops to conduct their own investigation into the murder of a Salvadoran seminary rector.
A human rights activist and church social worker was shot dead in the Philippines Aug. 17 in what colleagues say was most probably an extrajudicial killing carried out by state agents.