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Kidnapped Italian priest freed in Nigeria (Catholic Herald)

3 hours 24 min ago
Father Mauizio Pallù was abducted by carjackers over the weekend.

Senators urged to pass the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (Human Life Action)

4 hours 24 min ago
The House of Representatives passed the bill on October 3. Human Life Action works closely with the US bishops’ conference on pro-life legislation.

Vatican newspaper tribute to deceased Chinese prelates (L'Osservatore Romano)

4 hours 24 min ago
The Vatican newspaper (p. 12) paid tribute to two recently deceased prelates who suffered imprisonment and were faithful to the Holy See.

US-backed forces celebrate victory in Raqqa over Islamic State (Washington Post)

4 hours 24 min ago
Raqqa, Syria’s 6th-largest city, has been the Islamic State’s capital since 2014.

Yemen's cholera outbreak is largest, fastest growing in modern history (PBS)

4 hours 24 min ago
L’Osservatore Romano (10/19 Italian edition) devoted front-page coverage to this story.

Cardinal Wuerl: Good news in the ongoing challenges to our religious liberties (Archdiocese of Washington)

4 hours 24 min ago
Cardinal Wuerl writes that the settlement between the Justice Dept. and 70 Catholic entities challenging the HHS mandate “brings to a conclusion our litigation” and provides “a level of assurance as we move into the future.”

Father James Martin and human respect (The Catholic Thing)

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 06:10
Alan Anderson notes that Father James Martin is identified by a friend as the “chaplain” to The Colbert Report. “How pleasing your words must be to the world.”

Religions should unite to promote peace, care for environment, Pope says (Vatican Radio)

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 06:10
Speaking on October 18 to a delegation from the ecumenical group Religions for Peace, Pope Francis said: “Religions, with their spiritual and moral resources, have a specific and unique role to play in building peace.” He said that invoking religious beliefs to incite violence is an offense against all faiths.
The Pope said that along with the quest for peace, religious groups should unit “to further a moral ‎covenant ‎that can promote respect for the dignity of the human person and care for ‎creation.” 

Pope deplores Mogadishu terror attack (Vatican Radio)

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 04:10
Click here for more information about the attack.

Church in India prays for imprisoned Orissa Christians (Fides)

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 04:10
The eastern Indian state of Orissa was the site of an anti-Christian pogrom in 2008.

Philippine president declares Marawi liberated as battle goes on (Reuters)

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 03:10
In May, Islamist militants stormed the city, desecrating the cathedral and taking the vicar general and others hostage.

Caritas distributes food to 70,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh (AsiaNews)

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 03:10
Pope Francis is scheduled to visit Myanmar and Bangladesh in late November and early December.