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Protestant pastor in Indonesia charged with blasphemy (UCANews)

9 hours 25 min ago
Over 100 Indonesians have faced blasphemy charges since 2005; this case is the first involving a Christian leader.

Mali bishops' official warns of rising jihadist influence in region (Fides)

9 hours 25 min ago
The African nation of 17.5 million is 95% Muslim and 2% Christian.

Indian prime minister attacks archbishop over pastoral letter on state election (National Catholic Register)

9 hours 26 min ago
Archbishop Thomas Macwan of Gandhinagar warned that rising Hindu nationalism threatens religious freedom and democracy in India.

Priest discusses silent missionary witness in Afghanistan (Fides)

9 hours 26 min ago
From 1990 to 2015, Father Giuseppe Moretti served as a missionary in Afghanistan, where evangelization is outlawed.

Pope thanks his envoy to UN for promoting Vatican viewpoint (Vatican Radio)

10 hours 25 min ago
In an interview with Vatican Radio, Archbishop Bernadito Auza (the Holy See’s envoy to the UN) discussed nuclear weapons and migration.

+Archbishop Alphonsus Penney, 93 (CBC News)

10 hours 25 min ago
The Canadian prelate resigned in 1990 when a commission found that he likely lied about his knowledge of clerical abuse in his archdiocese.

Post-ISIS, the first Catholic church is reconsecrated on Nineveh Plains (Aid to the Church in Need)

10 hours 25 min ago
Telleskuf (also known as Tesqopa) was a largely Catholic town of 11,000 before its capture by ISIS. The Hungarian government and Aid to the Church in Need funded the church’s reconstruction.

North American Orthodox-Catholic dialogue critiques document on primacy, synodality (USCCB)

10 hours 25 min ago
In 2016, the Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Roman Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church met in Chieti, Italy, and published “Synodality and Primacy in the First Millennium”. The North American Orthodox - Catholic Theological Consultation has issued an 8-page friendly critique of the Chieti document. Dated 10/28, the critique was released by the USCCB on 12/14.

Pope Francis preaches on God's tenderness (Vatican Radio)

10 hours 25 min ago
The Pope preached on Isaiah 41:13-20 during his 12/14 weekday Mass.

Europe's growing Muslim population (Pew Research Center)

10 hours 25 min ago
Europe is currently 4.9% Muslim. By 2050, the continent’s Muslim population is expected to rise to 11% (medium projection) or even 14% (high projection).

Hormonal birth control is linked to a higher risk of suicide, study says (Time)

11 hours 25 min ago
“Among women who used hormonal contraceptives currently or recently, the risk of attempting suicide was nearly double that of women who had never used contraceptives,” according to a study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry. “The risk was triple for suicide.”

Papal audiences (12/14) (Vatican Press Office)

11 hours 25 min ago
In separate audiences, Pope Francis received 7 new ambassadors to the Holy See, Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston, Cardinal Kurt Koch (president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity), Archbishop Bernardito Auza, (the Holy See’s Permanent Observer at the UN in New York), the leaders of the World Evangelical Alliance, and members of the Populorum Progressio Foundation.

Resignations and appointments (12/14) (Vatican Press Office)

11 hours 25 min ago
The Pontiff appointed a French historian to the Pontifical Committee of Historical Sciences.