Agenzia Fides: Malagasy Capuchin Friar, aged 46, Fr. Lucien Njiva, was killed during the night of 22 April at the Friary in Ambendrana Antsohihy. Fides was told by Rev. Eric Franck Randriamiandrinirinarivo, Director of Radio Don Bosco Madagascar, “around one in … Continue reading
Catholic Culture: In an interview published by the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano, an Egyptian Jesuit has warned that the dominant strain of Father Henri Boulad More here.
Catholic Culture: An Islamic leader in Pakistan is calling for the prompt execution of Asia Bibi, claiming that the state’s failure to punish her alleged blasphemy is the cause of the lynching of another man accused of blasphemy. More here with … Continue reading
Catholic Culure: As Bishop Peter Shao Zhumin was about to celebrate his first Paschal Triduum as bishop of Wenzhou, Chinese police took him into custody. More here with link to AsiaNews.
Catholic Culture: Chinese officials have taken an ‘underground’ Catholic bishop into custody, just before he was due to celebrate the Chrism Mass for the first time in his diocese. Bishop Vincent Guo Xijn on Mindon, in the Fujian province, was taken … Continue reading
In one state alone, Borno, Northern Nigeria, one and a half million people have fled from the terror and are now trying to survive in refugee camps and in bordering countries. Catholic Herald, Douglas Murray: “There is just too much to care … Continue reading
Life Site News, Claire Chretien: Cardinal Joseph Zen says the Vatican is betraying Catholics living their faith out clandestinely in China. In an exclusive February 15 interview in Washington, D.C. with LifeSiteNews, he says he has been urged to speak out … Continue reading
CT, Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra: Two of Pakistan’s biggest religious riots have finally gotten their day in court—with strikingly different results. An anti-terrorism court in Lahore has sentenced 42 Christians for rioting after two churches in Pakistan’s largest Christian neighborhood were bombed … Continue reading
Catholic Culture: Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk, the head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, has written a letter paying tribute to his predecessor, Cardinal Josyf Slipyj (1892-1984), on the 125th anniversary of his birth. More here with links.
Catholic Herald, Joyce Duriga:The Sharifs were living contentedly in Pakistan when life turned into a nightmare in 2012. A terrorist group called BLA targeted Amir Sharif, a Catholic and a well-known professor at a university in Quetta. He was told … Continue reading
Sad news. UCANews: A Chinese bishop has taken a second post in the same state-aligned organization he quit from during his 2012 episcopal ordination, an event that led to his house arrest. Auxiliary Bishop Thaddeus Ma Daqin took up a post … Continue reading
Fatima Network, Christopher Ferrara: Monsignor Carlo Liberati, Archbishop Emeritus of Pompeii, has received considerable publicity for his frank remarks on the condition of the Church and its relation to the threat of Islam. In an interview with La Fede Quotidiana … Continue reading
EWTNews, Nick Donnelly: It has emerged that during a meeting between Pope Francis and Cardinal Burke in November about the scandal of the Knights of Malta distributing condoms and oral contraceptives in Africa, the Holy Father instructed Cardinal Burke to “clean … Continue reading
The assassinated governor, Salman Taseer, was an advocate for Asia Bibi. AsiaNews: The son of Salman Taseer, the former Punjab governor assassinated for criticizing the “black law” on blasphemy, is likely to be indicted for insulting the Prophet Muhammad. Fundamentalist groups … Continue reading