Pope Benedict said persistent world hunger calls for global reforms that focus on long-term solutions as well as short-term emergency food aid.
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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 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 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 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 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.
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.
The 33 miners rescued from the San Jose mine in Copiapo, Chile united all Chileans by “their witness of unity and solidarity,” the country’s bishops’ conference said.
Catholic and Orthodox Church representatives have offered their vision of what the unity of both churches might look like in two statements approved during a recent meeting at Georgetown University in Washington.
The religious congregation co-founded by Blessed Mary MacKillop has confirmed a media report that one reason clergy pressured a bishop to “destroy” her was that members of the order reported a suspected child-abusing priest.