- Feb 23, 2020
A Catholic nun accused the military of being behind the shooting of a human rights defender in the northern Philippines Aug. 6.
Deacon Jose Montoya thwarted an attack on his church by a mentally ill man.
“Contemplating Mary enables us to turn our gaze to all those many women, mothers and grandmothers of these lands who, by their quiet sacrifices, devotion and self-denial, are shaping the present and preparing the way for tomorrow’s dreams,” Pope Francis said Friday.
A Nicaraguan bishop said he will leave the country indefinitely as concerns for his security increase — presumably the product of his criticisms of the Central American nation’s president.
Thousands of Christians are scheduled to hold a London rally against knife crime, and “speaking up for young people today, for their generosity and sense of justice,” according the Archbishop of Westminster.
Father Claude Grou, rector of St. Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal, was stabbed during a Mass March 22. The motive for the attack remains unknown.