Peppone at the Vatican

17-06-2016  
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The June 9 issue of Le Figaro informs us that Jean-Luc Mélenchon, the founder of the Left Party in France—to the left of the Left—would like to stay at the Casa Santa Marta where Pope Francis resides, because he has “some things to tell him”. Almost as though the Communist mayor of Brescello wanted to […]

Iraq: US spending bill to arm so-called Christian anti-extremist militias

17-06-2016  
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As part of the fight against extremists on the plains of Nineveh, Fides announced on May 19, 2016, an American defence spending bill to finance and distribute weapons to so-called “Christian militias”. The new bill specifically refers to “Christian militias” as privileged recipients of American logistical and military support. “The Committee believes that the US […]

Kosovo: The young country has become “fertile ground for ISIS”

17-06-2016  
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According to a study published by the New York Times on May 21, 2016, Kosovo is becoming a real “font of extremism”. American journalist Carlotta Gall shows financial support from Saudi Arabia has enabled Wahhabism to enter the country and aided fighters to travel to the Middle East. According to the Times, 200 Kosovars were […]

Cardinal Sarah encourages celebrating Mass facing the Lord

17-06-2016  
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In an interview that appeared on May 26, 2016, in the pages of the French weekly magazine Famille Chrétienne, Cardinal Robert Sarah declared that “the liturgy is in danger.” The Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments deplores the fact that, in the so-called “Ordinary” rite, “man seeks to […]

Pakistan: A flourishing future for priestly vocations

17-06-2016  
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According to news agency Fides on May 4, 2016, 23 ordinations of diocesan or religious priests have taken place since 2015 in Pakistan, and 15 new deacons are preparing for ordination in 2016. In the National Institute of Theology in Karachi (south-western Pakistan), 79 seminarians are studying, and in St. Francis Xavier Major Seminary of […]

France: The Society of St. Pius X to print 10,000 copies of the traditional missal

17-06-2016  
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In 2012, Clovis editions published a daily missal in Latin and French and printed 5000 copies. As the first edition has been sold out for several months, they have decided to double the print run this time, and print 10,000 copies to answer to the ever-increasing demand. This missal is the fruit of the long […]

Mexico: The Bishops oppose “Homosexual Marriage”

17-06-2016  
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Although already legal in certain of the country’s States, same-sex marriage could be generalized in Mexico soon. Such, in any case, is the desire of the Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto, who, according to Le Monde on May 18, 2016, announced during an “international day against homophobia” that he wished to modify the Constitution in […]

France: The Statue of the Archangel of Mont Saint-Michel back in place

17-06-2016  
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The statue of the Archangel of Mont Saint-Michel, in the northwest of France, was restored to its place at the summit of the abbey by helicopter on May 26, 2016. According to Radio Vatican’ website, the statue was winched up from polders around the site, then received by workers on a 30-meter high scaffolding built […]

Malawi: Disturbing growth of Islam

17-06-2016  
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Bishop Stima Monfort of the diocese of Mangochi, in southern Malawi (eastern Africa), expressed concern about the spread of Islam in his diocese in the course of a visit to the group Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) on May 26, 2016. According to ACN, he said, “Moslem preachers from Sudan” were preaching “Islamic […]

Establishment of a dicastery for the laity, family and life

17-06-2016  
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Pope Francis, following the proposal of the Council of Cardinals, approved on June 4, 2016, ad experimentum, the statutes of the new dicastery for the laity, family and life. Starting on September 1, this dicastery will include the current Pontifical Council for the Laity and Pontifical Council for the Family. On this date, the two […]

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