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Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran dies aged 75

Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran dies aged 75

by: Christopher Lamb - The Tablet in Church News,

His ministry is likely to serve as a guiding light for the Church’s ongoing dialogue with Islam, now one of the Holy See’s top priorities.Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, an experienced interlocutor between Catholicism and Islam and who in 2013 announced Pope Francis’ election to the world, has died aged 75. 

Cardinal Aquilino Bocos, CMF

Cardinal Aquilino Bocos, CMF

by: Vatican News in Church News,

Fr Aquilino Bocos Merino, cmf, former Superior General of the Claretian Missionaries Congregation, was one of the new cardinals created by Pope Francis on Thursday, 28 June 2018. We can read the Homily of his Holiness Pope Francis addressed to the new cardinals.

Alumni say 'farewell' as Heythrop prepares to close

Alumni say 'farewell' as Heythrop prepares to close

by: Bernadette Kehoe - The Tablet in Church News,

“Goodbye Heythrop, Farewell Kensington Square” was the title of a conference held at Heythrop last Saturday ahead of the imminent closure of the Jesuit-run college in London.The event was described in advance as “A day of celebration for alumni and friends”, to be followed by a conference in July 5 to 7 “celebrating achievements and looking forward”

FR. AQUILINO BOCOS MERINO, CMF among the 14 appointed new Cardinals

FR. AQUILINO BOCOS MERINO, CMF among the 14 appointed new Cardinals

by: NUNC - Vatican News in Church News,

Vatican City. “I am pleased to announce that on June 29 I will hold a Consistory for the appointment of 14 new cardinals” Pope Francis said today, May 20, 2018, during the Regina Coeli at St. Peter’s Square. Among the 14 is our brother, Fr. Aquilino Bocos Merino, CMFOur Missionary Congregation had him as our Superior General from 1991-2003.

Churches attacked in India's sensitive Odisha state

Churches attacked in India's sensitive Odisha state

by: Saji Thomas-UCAN in Church News,

Vandals have destroyed two Marian statues and set fire to the sacristy and storeroom of a parish in Rourkela Diocese of India's Odisha state. Sundergarh district administration has deployed armed police in the area because of the religious sensitivity of the two separate incidents on April 1, said police inspector Bijay Kumar Singh.

Pope Francis at Audience: Summary of his visit to Colombia

Pope Francis at Audience: Summary of his visit to Colombia

by: 2017-09-13 Vatican Radio in Church News,

Pope Francis dedicated his General Audience on Wednesday to a reflection on his Aposotolic Visit to Colombia, which concluded on Sunday. He prayed, “through the prayers of Our Lady of Chiquinquirá, Patroness of Columbia,” that the nation might “continue to progress in the way of peace in love, justice and truth.”

Cardinal Cormac was a man of "humble simplicity".

Cardinal Cormac was a man of "humble simplicity".

by: James Roberts - The Tablet in Church News,
Pope and Nichols pay tribute to Cardinal Cormac Murphy O-Connor. Cardinal Vincent Nichols announced the formal beginning of the time of mourning for his predecessor as Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Cormac Murphy O’Connor, at the 10.30 Mass at Westminster Cathedral on Saturday.
Pope Francis' Five New Cardinals reveal his vision for the future.

Pope Francis' Five New Cardinals reveal his vision for the future.

by: Christopher Lamb - The Tablet in Church News,

Next week, Pope Francis will create five new cardinals. The appointments he has made to the electoral college that will decide his successor reveal his vision for the future. If there is one area of Church life where Pope Francis is overturning the tables it is in his selection of cardinals, those at the very top of the clerical tree, who will choose his successor. 

Francis appoints American archbishop as Vatican nuncio to Great Britain

Francis appoints American archbishop as Vatican nuncio to Great Britain

by: Christopher Lamb - The Tablet in Church News,

On Saturday, Archbishop Edward Adams was named to the role which requires him to be the Holy See’s representative to Government authorities in England, Wales and Scotland, while also playing a crucial role in the selection of bishops. Archbishop Adams, a priest from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, will be the first native English speaker to hold the post for more than 50 years: the last one, Archbishop Gerald O’Hara, served from 1959-63 was also from Philadelphia. 

Pope’s letter for Dublin World Meeting of Families

Pope’s letter for Dublin World Meeting of Families

by: March 30, 2017 Vatican News in Church News,
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has written a letter to the organisers of next year’s World Meeting of Families, who presented the event at the Vatican press office on Thursday morning. The Meeting is scheduled to take place in Dublin, Ireland from August 21st to 26th 2018 on the theme ‘The Gospel of the Family: joy to the world”.
Fresh Faces at Francis's Side - The New Cardinals

Fresh Faces at Francis's Side - The New Cardinals

by: Christopher Lamb-The Tablet in Church News,

Today the Pope will hand red hats to 17 new cardinals. Four are aged over 80; the other 13 are eligible to vote for his successor in a conclave. While the new cardinals still wear the famous red biretta they are no longer in any real sense “Princes of the Church”. 

Pope announces 17 new Cardinals in consistory

Pope announces 17 new Cardinals in consistory

by: Vatican Radio in Church News,

Pope Francis at the end of his Angelus on Sunday announced the creation of 17 new Cardinals. A consistory will be held on the 19 of November, the eve of the closing of the Jubilee of Mercy. 13 of the new Cardinals will be under 80 years and will be eligible to vote in a conclave. 

Chinese authorities take down Catholic Church cross

Chinese authorities take down Catholic Church cross

by: Reporter - ucanews.com in Church News,

More than 1,700 crosses have been removed in Zhejiang province since the end of 2013. Chinese authorities have taken down the first Catholic Church cross this year in Wenzhou Diocese in the latest sign the removal campaign in Zhejiang province is continuing.

Synod's final document focuses on discernment in familiy life

Synod's final document focuses on discernment in familiy life

by: Vatican News in Church News,

It’s hard to describe the mix of emotions that washed around the Synod Hall on Saturday at the close of this three week meeting. Elation, exhaustion, incredulity and relief were certainly among the reactions I heard from Synod Fathers as they worked their way painstakingly through all 94 points of their lengthy final text.