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Irish legislative committee proposes legalizing abortion (RTE)

13 hours 11 min ago
An Irish parliamentary committee has voted to recommend ending the country’s ban on abortion, allowing for unrestricted abortion through the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. The Irish government is planning a nationwide referendum on the issue.

El Salvadoran poet wins world prize for mystical poetry (Religion en Libertad)

13 hours 11 min ago
Carmen González Huguet received the award at the Spanish embassy to the Holy See.

Renewed violence against Nigerian Christian farmers (World Watch Monitor)

13 hours 11 min ago
Since September, more than 75 Christians have been killed by predominantly Muslim Fulani herdsmen.

Defend Latin America's diversity from 'ideological colonization,' Pope preaches on Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Zenit)

14 hours 11 min ago
Click here for a video of the Mass, which Pope Francis celebrated in St. Peter’s Basilica.

Pope's Twitter account marks 5 years (Vatican Radio)

14 hours 11 min ago
The papal Twitter account currently has 40 million followers in 9 languages.

USCCB president: pray for California fire victims, firefighters (USCCB)

14 hours 11 min ago
Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston is president of the US bishops’ conference.

South Korea president says anti-missile system will not be 'invasive' of China's security (Reuters)

14 hours 11 min ago
L’Osservatore Romano (12/13 Italian edition) devoted front-page coverage to this story.

Melkite patriarch reconsecrates cathedral altar in Homs (Aid to the Church in Need)

14 hours 11 min ago
Homs was once Syria’s 3rd-largest city; rebel forces caused significant damage to the cathedral in 2014. The city is now under the control of the Assad regime.

Bishop Henry criticizes removal of God, parents from education (Archdiocese of Edmonton)

15 hours 11 min ago
Bishop Fred Henry, the retired bishop of Calgary (Alberta, Canada), made his remarks in an address to the Catholic school trustees of Alberta.

Vatican conference highlights role of laity in addressing modern challenges (Crux)

15 hours 11 min ago
Archbishop Paul Gallagher, the Vatican’s Secretary for Relations with States, called on the laity to bring the “voice of Christ” to bear “in the political sphere and social sphere, on a local level and an international level.”

Russia's Putin: US decision on Jerusalem is destabilizing Middle East (Reuters)

15 hours 11 min ago
L’Osservatore Romano (12/13 Italian edition) devoted prominent front-page coverage to this story.

Patriarchate calls on Israelis, Palestinians to reach agreement on Jerusalem (Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem)

15 hours 11 min ago
“Unilateral decisions that change the current configuration of the city will not bring benefit, but only new tensions,” the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem stated.

Facing student pressure, Georgetown continues contraception coverage in insurance plans (The Hoya)

15 hours 11 min ago
“This coverage shows that Georgetown is genuine in its goal to take care of the whole person,” said the Graduate Student Government president, who noted that many graduate students use birth control.

UN: 4,500 civilians killed, wounded in Somalia since 2016 (Voice of America)

15 hours 11 min ago
L’Osservatore Romano (12/13 Italian edition) devoted front-page coverage to this story.