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Pakistan bishops to examine Bhatti 'martyrdom'

Pakistan bishops to examine Bhatti 'martyrdom'

The Catholic Bishops Conference of Pakistan will examine the proposal to formally submit the request to the Holy See to declare the Catholic Minister Shahbaz Bhatti a “martyr”.

Mother Teresa the mystic

Mother Teresa the mystic

In a March 5 symposium at Rome’s Dominican-run Angelicum University, Fr. Paul Murrary, argued that Mother Teresa now ranks not only as a friend of the poor, but as one of the great mystics of the Catholic tradition.

Vatican to launch news portal

Vatican to launch news portal

The Pontifical Council for Social Communications is streamlining its presence on the Internet with a news portal that aims to gather Vatican media coverage in one place.

Pope's new book illuminates Bible scholarship

Pope's new book illuminates Bible scholarship

Pope Benedict's new book on Jesus shows that biblical scholarship has to move beyond an exclusive use of the historical-critical method, argues Father Robert Barron.

Caritas teams assist fleeing migrant workers

Caritas teams assist fleeing migrant workers

A Caritas team has been assessing needs of migrant workers fleeing violence in Libya and stranded on the Egyptian-Libya border in Salloum.

Israel refuses visa to Anglican bishop of Jerusalem

Israel refuses visa to Anglican bishop of Jerusalem

The Palestinian-born Anglican bishop of Jerusalem has launched legal action against the Israeli government after it refused him and his family a residency visa for the city.

Aussie priest shortage worsens

Aussie priest shortage worsens

Down from one priest per 518 Catholics in 1966, Australia now has one priest for every 1895 parishioners.

US Catholics urged to act on climate change

US Catholics urged to act on climate change

As Lent begins with Ash Wednesday March 9, the US-based Catholic Coalition on Climate Change wants to remind Catholics that it is not just about giving up chocolate or ice cream for 40 days.

Time to bring assassins to justice

Time to bring assassins to justice

It is time for Pakistan authorities to bring perpetrators of violence to justice, argues Mustafa Qadri in The Guardian.

Caritas head Knight analyzes Vatican relations

Caritas head Knight analyzes Vatican relations

Blocked by the Vatican from re-appointment as Caritas International secretary-general Lesley-Anne Knight explains some of the difficulties and challenges facing the organization.

Bad masses ‘weaken faith’: Vatican officials

Bad masses ‘weaken faith’: Vatican officials

A weakening of faith in God and a drop in the number of people going to Mass in many parts of the world can be traced to Masses that are not reverent and don’t follow church rules, Vatican officials say.

Korea’s 'martyr of the 21st century'

Korea’s 'martyr of the 21st century'

In January 2010, Father John Lee Tae-seok, a Korean priest nicknamed “the Schweitzer of Sudan”, lay dying of cancer. - Catholic Herald

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