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Covid-19: Philippine bishops’ national prayer campaign to heal the country

The Catholic bishops of the Philippines have called for a massive nationwide prayer campaign for the healing of the country and the end to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Laity to participate in pastoral care of Sicilian parish

The Bishop of Cefalù in Sicily entrusts a participation in the pastoral care of the parish of St Paul the Apostle to a team of lay people, under the direction of a priest moderator.

Belarus: Catholic Bishops call for dialogue amid ongoing unrest

A second protester dies in Belarus following Sunday’s disputed presidential election, as the country’s Catholic Bishops call for calm and for a fruitful dialogue based on truth.

North Korea's Pyongyang Diocese to be dedicated to Our Lady of Fatima

Korean Cardinal Andrew Soo-jung Yeom, Archbishop of Seoul and Apostolic Administrator of Pyongyang, announces the dedication of the Diocese of Pyongyang to Our Lady of Fatima on 15 August.

Call for Christians to return home to Iraq

The Iraqi Prime Minister has called on Christians to return home to Iraq after the defeat of the so-called Islamic State.

Venezuelan Bishops appeal for unity ahead of election

The Venezuelan Bishops Conference appeals for unity, inclusion and togetherness in the run up to the December National Assembly Elections.

Gospel Truth: Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, 16 August 2020

In this week's edition of "Gospel Truth”, the late Jill Bevilacqua and Seán-Patrick Lovett bring us readings and reflections from the Gospel of St. Matthew 15:21-28 of the Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Pakistan’s minorities continue to suffer discrimination

Pakistan on August 11 observed the National Minorities Day to honour the services and sacrifices rendered by the country’s religious minorities for the country. However, minorities in the Muslim-majority country continue to face discrimination.

Thousands Detained As Tensions Escalate In Belarus

As many as 6,000 anti-government protestors who disputed the victory of President Alexander Lukashenko in Sunday's election detained. Clashes continued for a third straight night with police violence reported in the capital Minsk and other cities after main opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya fled the troubled nation.

Covid-19: Indian Catholic transcribes entire Bible by hand during lockdown

Rejin Valson, an employee at Cochin International Airport, has dedicated his effort to the child his pregnant wife is expecting.