CATHOLIC NEWS OF THE WEEK . Saturday, 16 February 2019

VATICAN CITY (CNS): Pope Francis approved putting Pope St. Paul VI on the Church’s General Roman Calendar, the universal schedule of holy days and feast days for the Latin rite of the Catholic Church. The celebration is as an optional—not obligatory— memorial to be observed on...

VATICAN (CNS): The historic signing of the Lateran Pacts between the Holy See and Italy 90 years ago, ending decades of tension between Italy and the Holy See, is an important example of cooperation and peace that is needed in today’s world, Norbertine Father Bernard Ardura, president of...

JAKARTA (UCAN): “We do need more detailed and explicit rules because when we report cases of sexual violence, police are often confused as to what legal redress they can use against perpetrators,” Sister Maria Yosephina Pahlawati of the Congregation of Servants of the Holy Spirit,...

ABU DHABI (CNS): Meeting with tens of thousands of Catholics living in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Pope Francis urged them to be meek, peaceful and express their Christian identity by loving others.
 
The Catholic community in the UAE, which numbers close to a million,...

MANDALAY (UCAN): Bishop Raymond Sumlut Gam of Banmaw in Kachin State has asked Aung San Suu Kyi’s government to inform the public about the status of the China-backed Myitsone Dam project, following reports of increased Chinese pressure to restart it. The $29.8 billion project was...