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Synod highlights dialogue with culture

 

VATICAN (CWNews.com): In its Message to the People of God, the Synod of Bishops has issued a challenge to Catholic people to be part of the new evangelisation.

A summary of its final message, which was approved by the synod on October 24, says what new evangelisation is not. “It is not a question of finding new strategies as if the gospel was to be spread like a market product,” it says.

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Tight lid on Bishop Su after 15 years prison

 

ROME (AsiaNews): For 15 years the bishop of the unofficial Catholic community in Baoding, Hebei province, Bishop James Su Zhimin, has been held in police custody at an unknown location without any contact with the outside world.

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Cardinal Filoni in heartfelt appeal for dialogue

 

HONG KONG (SE): The prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples and former head of the Vatican China study mission in Hong Kong, Fernando Cardinal Filoni, has broken a silence on China that he has kept almost completely intact since Hong Kong-born Archbishop Savio Tai-fai became secretary to the congregation nearly two years ago.

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Vatican champion of world’s media and communications dead at 87

 

VATICAN CITY (CNS): Andrzej Cardinal Deskur of Poland, a longtime promoter of media and communications and close friend of Pope John Paul II died at his home in Vatican City on September 3 at the age of 87. 

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