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New bishop of Biden’s hometown mum on Communion question

The newly appointed bishop of President Joe Biden’s home diocese in Delaware says he would gladly speak with the president about his stance on abortion but he’s not saying whether he would allow Biden to keep receiving Communion, as his predecessor has By NICOLE WINFIELD and LUIS ANDRES HENAO Associated Press April 30, 2021, 4:34 […]

Video: Pope Francis Advocates Universal Vaccine Access in Easter Message

Francis on Sunday called on world leaders to ensure access to coronavirus vaccines for all. The remarks, part of his annual Easter message, were delivered in front of a small group of worshipers inside St. Peter’s Basilica. Source by [author_name]

Millions mark Easter under coronavirus curbs – Times of India

ROME: Millions of Christians around the world celebrated a second Easter under coronavirus restrictions Sunday, as nations tried to control worrying Covid-19 surges. Despite vaccine rollouts gathering pace in many countries, dramatic spikes in cases have forced the reimposition of deeply unpopular restrictions from Canada to Europe and South America. Pope Francis was due to […]

Pope Francis opens final Holy Week services, skips Last Supper rite – Times of India

VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis opened the solemn final days of Holy Week with a morning Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica but planned to skip the traditional Thursday afternoon service that commemorates Jesus’ Last Supper with his apostles. The Vatican didn’t explain why the dean of the College of Cardinals, Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re, would preside […]

Pope, top Iraq Shiite cleric deliver message of coexistence

PLAINS OF UR, Iraq — Pope Francis walked through a narrow alley in Iraq’s holy city of Najaf for a historic meeting with the country’s top Shiite cleric, and together they delivered a powerful message of peaceful coexistence in a country still reeling from back-to-back conflicts over the past decade. In a gesture both simple […]

Pope urges Iraqis to shun violence and give peace a chance – Times of India

BAGHDAD: Pope Francis, beginning the first trip by a pontiff to Iraq, made an impassioned call on Friday for an end to the militant violence and religious strife that has plagued the country for decades, saying peacemakers should finally be given a chance. “May the clash of arms be silenced … may there be an […]

Pope arrives in Iraq to rally Christians despite pandemic – Times of India

BAGHDAD: Pope Francis arrived in Iraq on Friday to urge the country’s dwindling number of Christians to stay put and help rebuild the country after years of war and persecution, brushing aside the coronavirus pandemic and security concerns to make his first-ever papal visit. Iraqis were keen to welcome him and the global attention his […]

A timeline of disaster and displacement for Iraqi Christians

In Iraq, two decades of back-to-back conflicts have left ancient Christian communities that were once a vibrant and integral part of the landscape scattered and in ruins By The Associated Press March 5, 2021, 6:19 AM • 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BAGHDAD — In Iraq, two decades of back-to-back […]