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Vatican Underlines The Freedom Of Priests

Edward Pentin’s Vatican Notebook he Vatican has issued a directive which emphasises the freedom of priests to celebrate Mass in the Extraordinary Form whenever they choose. The......

Mafia Is A ‘cancer’, Say Italian Bishops

BY SIMON CALDWELL THE MAFIA is a “cancer” which had contaminated the whole of southern Italy, the country’s Catholic bishops have said. The Italian bishops united to fiercely......

Abolish Nuclear Weapons, Say Japanese Bishops

BISHOPS from Hiroshima and Nagasaki have called on world leaders to work toward the total abolition of nuclear weapons. In an open letter to US President Barack Obama and the......

Us Priests Prepare For New Missal

THE AMERICAN Catholic Church is launching a series of workshops to help prepare priests and diocesan leaders for implementation of the revised Roman Missal. The 22 workshops......

Cardinal Makes Mining Appeal

MINING firms must be barred from Ghana’s forests, the head of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace has said. Ghanaian Cardinal Peter Turkson wrote to Ghana’s president,......

Pay Parents Says Cardinal

THE PRESIDENT of the Pontifical Council for the Family is stressing the importance of work done by those in the home and suggesting parents should be paid for it. Cardinal Ennio......

Media Is Blamed For Inflaming Interfaith Tension

BY CAROL GLATZ IN ROME ANTI - RELIGIOUS commentary distributed by media outlets can create tensions and incite violence and therefore must be rejected, Vatican and Muslim......

Kenyans Hit Hard By Changes In Climate

BY JOEUN LEE IN ROME A KENYAN bishop said that even as world leaders hesitate to enact strong measures on climate change his diocese is struggling daily with the effects of......

German Bishops Ask Forgiveness From Victims

BY JONATHAN LUXMOORE GERMANY ’ S Catholic bishops have asked forgiveness from victims of sexual abuse at Church-run schools and promised to “learn lessons” from secular......

Kenyan Leader Rejects Abortions

KENYAN president Mwai Kibaki has assured the Catholic Church that abortion will remain illegal in spite of statements to the contrary by members of the country’s parliament......