‘We cannot keep quiet’ – Ugandan archbishop stands against domestic violence

Tororo, Uganda, Aug 26, 2016 / 12:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- An archdiocese in southeastern Uganda aims to eliminate domestic violence.“It’s a concern for the family, it’s a concern for the society, above all, it’s a concern for the Church, and we cannot keep quiet,” Archbishop Emmanuel Obbo of Tororo told the Catholic News Agency of Africa Aug. 17.He said domestic violence is a major challenge present “in almost every family” in his diocese.The … [Read more...]

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In war-torn Syria, Our Lady of Peace Cathedral needs help

Homs, Syria, Aug 11, 2016 / 10:08 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The war-torn Cathedral of Homs sits in the heart of western Syria.When the area was occupied by the Syrian civil war’s opposition forces, they turned the cathedral into a military headquarters.The occupation took its toll. Icons of the cathedral were stolen, severely damaged or defaced. The marble columns were almost completely ruined. The ambo has been targeted by gunfire, while many furnishings were burned.In the crypt, the … [Read more...]

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Islamic aggression takes different form in Nigeria, bishop explains

Jalingo, Nigeria, Aug 11, 2016 / 07:08 pm (Aid to the Church in Need).- Bishop Charles Hammawa heads the Diocese of Jalingo, located in the eastern part of the Nigeria's so-called “Middle Belt.” The population of 2.3 million is about equally divided between Muslims and Christians, 450,000 of whom are Catholic, with 10 percent of the people belonging to traditional religions.The bishop expressed to the international Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need Aug. 9 his concern … [Read more...]

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Islamic aggression takes different form in Nigeria, bishop explains

Jalingo, Nigeria, Aug 11, 2016 / 07:08 pm (Aid to the Church in Need).- Bishop Charles Hammawa heads the Diocese of Jalingo, located in the eastern part of the Nigeria's so-called “Middle Belt.” The population of 2.3 million is about equally divided between Muslims and Christians, 450,000 of whom are Catholic, with 10 percent of the people belonging to traditional religions.The bishop expressed to the international Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need Aug. 9 his concern … [Read more...]

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Bishop calls for international collaboration to end conflict in South Sudan

Yei, South Sudan, Aug 11, 2016 / 01:48 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In the midst of an intense humanitarian crisis gripping his country, a South Sudanese bishop has called for collaboration between local political leadership and the international community in obtaining peace.South Sudan saw a civil war break out in 2013 as a power struggle between its president, Salva Kiir, and vice-president, Riek Machar, who are of rival ethnic groups. A peace deal was reached last year, but fighting has continued … [Read more...]

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In Syria, Aleppo’s Catholics pray and fast for peace

Aleppo, Syria, Aug 11, 2016 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- As rebel factions continue to fight Syria's Assad government for control of Aleppo, Syria's largest city, Christians in the metropolis are praying and fasting for peace to come to their homes.“We don't know what's going to happen. We announced to all the priests , since yesterday, and we've also told the people, that we want to fast and pray the next 72 hours so that the will for peace always prevails and so … [Read more...]

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New Iraqi priests bring joy amid years of sadness, displacement

Erbil, Iraq, Aug 8, 2016 / 03:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Fr. Roni Salim Momika, one of three priests ordained in an Erbil refugee camp Friday, said the event has turned the dreary mood of displaced Christians into one of joy, which he hopes will give them the strength to stay in their homeland.“My feeling is happy, happy!” Fr. Momika told CNA after his Aug. 5 ordination, adding that he feels “something inside” that makes him deeply joyful.He was ordained a priest of the … [Read more...]

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