The month of June to witness the canonization of Blessed Mother Teresa

The month of June to witness the canonization of Blessed Mother Teresa

The Office for the Liturgical Celebration of the Supreme Pontiff released the Pope’s schedule for the June – 4 September schedule. In it described the two canonization ceremonies; one was of the Mother Teresa of Kolkata. The other program included the two foreign visits. On June 5, the Pope would declare Polish priest Fr. Stanislaus […]

Cardinal asks Duterte to address peace issues

Cardinal asks Duterte to address peace issues

A leading Filipino Church official asked the newly elected president to immediately address peace issues in the southern Philippine region of Mindanao. Speculative presidential nominee Rodrigo Duterte, had said that he would work on reconsidering the country’s constitution to switch to a parliamentary and federal form of government. Cardinal Orlando Quevendo of Cotabato had said, […]

New Philippines president wishes to ask forgiveness from Pope Francis

New Philippines president wishes to ask forgiveness from Pope Francis

Philippine president-elect Rodrigo Duterte planned to visit Pope Francis for asking forgiveness from him for insulting the Pope during election campaign. “The mayor repeatedly said he wants to visit the Vatican, win or lose, not only to pay homage to the Pope but he really needs to explain to the Pope and ask for forgiveness,” […]

Boat shaped church consecrated in China

Boat shaped church consecrated in China

The tallest Church in China in the shape of boat was consecrated in Suzhou Diocese in eastern Jiangsu province as the Month of Mary began. Bishop Joseph Xu Honggen of Suzhou presided over the ceremony in Xiaohengtang in Kunshan city. Bishop Paul Meng Ningyou of Taiyuan from central Shanxi province and 50 priests from different […]

Jakarta faithful recite rosary to save the nation

Jakarta faithful recite rosary to save the nation

The Jakarta Archdiocese observe May, the month dedicated to Mary in a special way. They pray this with a rosary decorated with the colours of Indonesian flag. “We choose the red-white rosary because it is a marker of the campaign called Amalkan Pancasila [implement Pancasila]. Red and white reminds us of our national flag. Red […]

Parish priests from China meet with Pope Francis

Parish priests from China meet with Pope Francis

A group of parish priests from China met with Pope Francis in St. Peter’s Square on April 27. It was Father Jeroom Heyndrickx, a Sinologist who introduced the 23 priests to Pope Francis. Pope expressed his happiness when he heard that those priests came just after completing an exchange course on pastoral issues at the […]

Former anti-Vietnam war activist and Jesuit priest dies at 94  

Former anti-Vietnam war activist and Jesuit priest dies at 94  

The Jesuit priest and poet who voiced against the Vietnam War that led to his imprisonment died in New York at the age of 94. Fr. Daniel J. Berrigan’s death was confirmed by Rev. James Martin, also a Jesuit priest and editor of America magazine, a national Catholic publication put out by the Jesuits. He […]

Demands amplify in Switzerland to remove cross from national flag

Certain groups in Switzerland urged government to remove cross from the national flag since it only acts as a Christian symbol. “It no longer corresponds to today’s multicultural Switzerland, “protestors said. A Muslim group named ‘Secondos’ started a nationwide campaign. They urged the citizens to ask government to bring a new flag which is less […]

Catholic Bishop assaulted in Andhra Pradesh

Catholic Bishop assaulted in Andhra Pradesh

A Catholic Bishop was assaulted brutally and blindfolded in the Kadapa district of Andhra Pradesh. Bishop Gallela Prasad of Cuddapah was attacked by unidentified persons while he was returning from a religious function at Karunagari. Bishop Gallela and his car driver were brutally attacked, and blindfolded for several hours. The incident, took place on April […]

Philippine people believe that St. Antony can find better housing for them

Philippine people believe that St. Antony can find better housing for them

Hundreds of victims of typhoon Haiyan in the central Philippine province of Leyte welcomed the relics of St. Anthony of Pauda. They sought the intersession of the saint in the rehabilitation process of devastated areas. The saint’s relic reached Philion a tour from April 20 to May 2. “The appeal of the sacred … fulfills […]