Prime Minister Imran Khan says he supports harsh “blasphemy” law as it is. CNA, Christine Rousselle; Pakistan’s Supreme Court has reserved judgement on the verdict of Asia Bibi, a Roman Catholic woman who was sentenced to death for blasphemy, several … Continue reading
Ucanews: Liu Honggeng, a priest of the underground church in Baoding Diocese of Hebei province in northern China, is still missing after being taken away by authorities three years ago.His family queries why the Vatican did not ask the Chinese government … Continue reading
VaticanNews: The fate of the first Catholic woman to be condemned to death under Pakistan’s controversial blasphemy laws, will be decided next week. Asia Bibi has been held in solitary confinement since November 2010, when she was sentenced to hang … Continue reading
Premier, Alex Williams: Reports emerging from Pakistan have prompted fears that a Christian mother-of-five held in prison there for more than nine years may have dementia. Report is here.
Chicago Sun Times, Mitchell Armentrout: The Catholic priest removed from an Avondale church last weekend after burning an LGBTQ-friendly flag said in an interview published Wednesday that he has gone into hiding to avoid being committed to a mental institution … Continue reading
AsiaNews: A campaign to “guide, boycott and prevent” the spread of religious faith between students and teachers: this is what emerges from a video secretly filmed at Tengqiao, Lucheng District (Wenzhou). In it a representative of the education department announces an … Continue reading
Fr. Z’s Blog: What I am about to post, read carefully. Over the last few months I have been contacted by diocesan priests (and a religious) who were being sent by their bishops (superior) to be “evaluated” at one of these … Continue reading
AsiaNews: Another officially registered Catholic church was destroyed because it hindered urban projects. About a month ago, again in the district of Licheng, on the outskirts of Jinan, the church of Liangwang had been destroyed for the same reasons. The destruction took place … Continue reading
AsiaNews, Father Shan Ren Shen Fu: As the saying goes: “To do something you have to publicize it!” Just like in business: who can not hang a sign in front of his shop? As a sign, on the roof of the … Continue reading
CNA: A Catholic church in Jinan province, China, has been demolished by government agents, the latest in a series of church demolitions in China. About 40 police and government workers entered Liangwang Catholic Church on the morning of July 17, … Continue reading
BBC: A Catholic priest has been removed as a university chaplain after he held a service to atone for the “gross offence” of a Gay Pride event. Father Mark Morris had tended to the spiritual needs of students at Glasgow Caledonian … Continue reading
After posting this news item from Aid to the Church in Need I came across a much more in depth article on The Stream website written by John Zmirak. Zmirak interviewed an intelligence operative with 20 years experience in the … Continue reading
Religious News Service: “The attacks can be seen as an attempt to silence the church for its strong opposition to the violence and its work on peace,” Archbishop Nestor Désiré Nongo-Aziagbia, vice president of the CAR’s Catholic bishops’ conference, told … Continue reading
Aleteia, Tom Hoopes: Then I told the story of hero priest Father Ragheed Ganni to summer camp students at Benedictine College last month, I had to pause to regain my composure. Read in full here.
AsiaNews.it: The notice [“Special Emergency Notice”] contains five points. In particular, it requires priests to register and declare the number and situation of the faithful. The priests were also asked to report to the local authorities any minors entering the religious … Continue reading