CATHOLIC NEWS OF THE WEEK . Saturday, 17 June 2017

 
The devil may care
ROME (SE): The devil may care, but is a symbolic figure invented by Christians to...

BOGATA (SE): Forty school teachers began a sit-in at the Church of San Francisco in Bogota, Colombia, at the end of Mass on June 6.
 
They have since been joined by dozens of others and taken control of one of the city’s oldest places of worship as part of a...

COTABATO (SE): “And we have not sent you (O Muhammad), except as a mercy to the world,” the Regional Dural Ifta (House of Opinions) says in a statement condemning the attack on and occupation of Marawi City, in The Philippines by what it describes as the un-Islamic Maute Group...

MANILA (UCAN):  Qatar has earned a spot on the international banned list, placing its huge migrant worker force in jeopardy.
 
The Philippines, which has some 246,000 workers deployed in the country, announced it will blacklist it for the time being as a...

CAIRO (SE): Christians in Egypt are being advised to stay away from churches and monasteries in order to protect themselves.
 
The minister for the Interior, Magdi Abdel Ghaffar, said on June 8 the government has put high security in place to protect the civilian...

FAISALABAD (UCAN): The University of Agriculture Faisalabad has become the first government educational institute in the country to open a chapel on campus for its Christian students and staff.
 
A large banner at the entrance to the area is emblazoned with a...

SANA’A (AsiaNews): A cholera epidemic that has hit Yemen resulting in at least 789 deaths and over 100,000 suspected cases of contagion has added to the woes of a country torn apart by a civil war.
 
Tarik Jasarevic, from the World Health Organisation, said...

AHMEDABAD (SE): A high school textbook published in Hindi by the Gujarat State School Board for School Books for use in public schools in the state of West India, mentions and defines Jesus Christ as a devil
 
Fides reported that when Christians complained about...

ROME (SE): Some 50,000 people gathered in Rome around the feast of Pentecost from May 31 to June 4 to celebrate the golden anniversary of the worldwide Charismatic Renewal Movement.
 
The five-day event was book-ended by Pope Francis, who attended a general...

New York (SE): China has teamed up with The Philippines, Indonesia and Thailand to turn the tide against plastic waste dumped in oceans.
 
The four nations are considered to be the worst offenders in  the polluting of the oceans with plastic, but the four...