The Diocese of Colorado Springs, Colo., said it “does not oppose” a decision by some local public schools to ban rosaries from being worn as an accessory on top of students’ clothing.
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The Christian community in Pakistan was in shock at increasing episodes of violence and abuse targeted at young Christian girls, according to Fides, a Vatican missionary agency.
Pope Benedict said the penitential path of a little-known medieval mystic offers modern men and women a lesson on discovering the presence of God in their lives.
The quest for minerals in the Philippines is taking its toll on the nation’s poorest residents — the indigenous population, said a Filipino priest who advocates on their behalf.
Pope Benedict unveiled a new Vatican agency to promote “new evangelization.
”Its job will be to combat the “de-Christianization” of countries that were first evangelized centuries ago.
The Catholic Church around the world needs to reach out to the churches in the Middle East and be a source of hope for its people, said Archbishop Thomas Collins of Toronto.
Pope Benedict said persistent world hunger calls for global reforms that focus on long-term solutions as well as short-term emergency food aid.
The papal nuncio to the United Nations challenged the international community Oct. 21 to unite in a fight against global poverty, which he called “an insult to our common humanity.”
All Catholics are called to spread the good news of salvation and support the Church’s missionary mandate, Pope Benedict said on World Mission Sunday.
The number of refugees is growing and resettlement space is shrinking, highlighting a need for international solutions, a Vatican official said.