April 2016

The 70th anniversary of Church hierarchy in China (11 April 1946)
(Saturday, 9 April 2016 )

On 11 April 1946, Pope Pius XII (1876 to 1958) established the ecclesiastical hierarchy in China—the normal structure of the Catholic Church in a given country.

It consists of establishing dioceses (particular or local Churches), each with its own bishop, who collectively are the successors of the Apostles by divine institution, pastors within the Church so that they are...

Catholic media pioneer dies
(Saturday, 9 April 2016 )

ALABAMA (SE): Rita Rizzo, known to the world as Mother Angelica, founder of the vast United States of America (US) Catholic Eternal World Television Network (ETWN), died on Easter Sunday, March 27, at the age of 92.

She joined the Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration at the age of 21 and later established Our Lady of the Angels Monastery, which was initially supported by producing religious pamphlets.

The Vatican at the dawn of a new era of geopolitics
(Saturday, 9 April 2016 )

HONG KONG (SE): Pope Francis surprised the world when he published a Lunar New Year greeting addressed to the president of China, Xi Jinping, whom he mentioned by name, and all Chinese people, on the Hong Kong-based Internet news site, Asia Times, on February 2 this year.

“On the eve of the New Year, I wish to convey my best wishes and greetings to President Xi Jinping and to all the Chinese people. And I wish...