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  • Wyoming family honored for multicultural outreach, selfless commitment
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (CNS) — Jaime Morales grew up in Mexico. Today, he lives in Wyoming, and has been a Knight of Columbus for more than 15 years. Whether by helping with fundraisers or building a pregnancy resource center, he has committed himself to serving others. Every night before Jaime heads to bed, he asks himself one question: “Did I ... read more
    Published on 08-11-2020
  • CDC director sees public health risk in children not returning to school
    WASHINGTON (CNS) — Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, thinks it is a good idea for schools to reopen and for children to return to school in the fall. “It’s not risk of school openings versus public health. It’s public health versus public health,” he said during a recent webinar with the Buck Institute ... read more
    Published on 08-11-2020
  • Malawians encouraged to be evangelizers to the ends of the earth
    The Malawian Pontifical Missionary Society launches preparations three months ahead of World Mission Sunday celebrated annually in October. ... read more
    Published on 08-11-2020
  • Fifth World Apostolic Congress on Mercy postponed to 2021
    The World Apostolic Congress on Mercy reschedules its fifth Congress to 10 – 15 August 2021, due to restrictions caused by the Covid-19 crisis. ... read more
    Published on 08-11-2020
  • Lebanon’s government quits over deadly explosion
    Lebanon’s prime minister and cabinet resign in response to outrage over last week’s massive explosion in Beirut. ... read more
    Published on 08-11-2020
  • Belarus opposition leader flees to Lithuania amid crackdown
    The primary political opponent of the longtime president of Belarus has reportedly fled the nation amid a massive police crackdown on protests. Lithuania says it provides shelter to Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, who earlier brought her young children outside the country. ... read more
    Published on 08-11-2020
  • Lebanon: ‘message of fraternity – east and west’
    The Eparch of the Eparchy of St Maron of Brooklyn expresses “great hope” that Lebanon will once again flourish and “make her way back to being that ‘Switzerland’ of the Middle East.” ... read more
    Published on 08-11-2020
  • Mauritius: fear of major ecological crisis
    Mauritius is preparing for the worst after a Japanese oil tanker struck a coral reef on 25 July and began leaking over 1,000 tons of oil. ... read more
    Published on 08-11-2020
  • Pope baptizes Siamese twins, mother thanks him
    Hermine Nzotto, the mother of conjoined baby girls who were successfully separated in an extraordinary surgery at Rome’s Bambino Gesù hospital in June, writes to Pope Francis, thanking him for baptizing her daughters a few days ago. ... read more
    Published on 08-11-2020
  • Pope expresses gratitude to Knights of Columbus for ‘creativity of charity’
    Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin writes on behalf of Pope Francis to the Knights of Columbus, saying Pope Francis is grateful for their contribution to the Church's mission of evangelization. ... read more
    Published on 08-11-2020
  • Nigerian Bishops: “Stop the killing”
    The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) expresses concern on insecurity in the country and calls on the government to “put a complete stop to the killing of innocent people.” ... read more
    Published on 08-10-2020
  • Belarus President wins election
    Election officials in Belarus say the county's longtime President Alexander Lukashenko has won his sixth consecutive term, taking over 80 percent of the vote. Monday's announcement followed a night of riots in which dozens of people were injured, and possible one person was killed amid mounting anger over his perceived autocratic style. ... read more
    Published on 08-10-2020
  • Pope baptizes twins after successful surgery to separate them
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Their heads encased in white bandages covering the wounds where they had been conjoined, 2-year-old twins named Ervina and Prefina were baptized by Pope Francis Aug. 6 in the chapel of his residence. The babies from the Central Africa Republic are still hospitalized at the Vatican-owned Bambino Gesu pediatric hospital in Rome, a spokesman said Aug. ... read more
    Published on 08-10-2020
  • Philippines Bishops explain opposition to death penalty
    In a statement issued at the beginning of August, the Bishops of the Philippines reiterate their opposition to the reintroduction of the death penalty in their country. ... read more
    Published on 08-10-2020
  • Irish prelate delivers message for Nagasaki Day
    Eamon Martin, the Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, delivered a message on the anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Nagasaki in 1945, saying that the use and possession of nuclear weapons is immoral. ... read more
    Published on 08-10-2020