Society of Saint Pius X: New academic year starts at the seminaries in Argentina and Australia

25-03-2015  
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The seminaries of the Society of Saint Pius X in the Southern Hemisphere started a new academic year during this month of March, which is dedicated to Saint Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church. In Argentina, the Our Lady Coredemptrix Seminary in La Reja is admitting 13 students in their humanities year (8 Argentines, 4 […]

Communiqué of the General House of the Society of St. Pius X concerning the episcopal consecration of Father Faure.

On March 19th 2015 Bishop Richard Williamson performed the episcopal consecration of Fr. Jean-Michel Faure at the Benedictine Monastery of the Holy Cross in Nova Friburgo, Brazil. Bishop Williamson and Fr. Faure have not been members of the Society of St. Pius X since 2012 and 2014, respectively, because of their violent criticisms of any […]

Toward a German Autocephalous Church?

13-03-2015  
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Cardinal Reinhard Marx, Archbishop of Munich and Freising, is President of the German Bishops’ Conference. During a press conference in February he declared: “We are not a subsidiary of Rome.” And concerning the Synod this October that is supposed to discuss the question of divorced-and-remarried persons, he remarked: “We cannot wait for a Synod to […]

Syria: More persecutions of Christians at the hands of the Islamic State Terrorists

13-03-2015  
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On February 23, over 40 trucks of jihad militiamen of the so-called Islamic State (IS) attacked 22 Assyrian Christian villages on the east bank of the Khabur River, in the governorship of Hassake, in the northeast of the country. Hundreds of Assyrian Christians were taken hostage by the jihadists and the churches were burned or […]

Austria: A new law about Islam

13-03-2015  
Filed under The Church in the world

On February 25, 2015, Austria saddled itself with a new law about Islam. This new legislation, which replaces a 1912 law, was negotiated with Muslim organizations; it defines the status of those groups. It grants Muslims the right to have chaplains in the army, the prisons and the hospitals. The law also recognizes the Islamic […]

Tanzania: Practice of Black Magic

13-03-2015  
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An eighteen-month-old albino baby was found dead, dismembered, on February 17, 2015, in the north of Tanzania. According to the British newspaper The Guardian, in its February 17, 2015 edition, albinos are regularly kidnapped in this East-African country, to be sacrificed in black magic rituals. The members and organs of the albinos are collected by […]

Togo: Several heads of sects prosecuted

13-03-2015  
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In Togo, according to the local bi-weekly Focus Infos, Protestant sects are multiplying and the “gurus” are being prosecuted more and more often for swindling and theft. According to a lawyer who spoke to Focus Infos for the February 25 edition, these organizations “cause more economic havoc than the illegal investing operations. They spring up […]

Syria: 5th Year of War in plain view of the Western “arsonist firefighters”

13-03-2015  
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“Sad anniversary”, Doctor Nabil Antaki wrote in his Letter from Aleppo no. 21 dated March 1, 2015, published on FaceBook by the Blue Marists of Aleppo. He describes the situation of the inhabitants of a country where “30,000 persons of 80 nationalities have come to wage Jihad.” Here are excerpts: “Sad anniversary. In a few […]

Vatican: Pope is threatened by Islamic State

13-03-2015  
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The threats of the jihadist group Islamic State (IS) against the Pope are “real”, said Domenico Giani, commander of the Vatican Gendarmerie. “This conclusion emerges from my conversations with Italian and foreign colleagues,” he noted on March 1, 2015, to the Italian magazine Polizia Moderna. The security services, however, have no knowledge of any “plan […]

Iraq: Protection unit formed against the Islamic State

13-03-2015  
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Some Assyrian Christians on the Plain of Nineveh, in northern Iraq, are starting a Nineveh Plain Protection Unit (NPU) against the jihadists of the Islamic State (IS). The unit, a battalion of between 350 and 500 men, was trained by Sons of Liberty International, a private American military service association founded by the American Matthew […]

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