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Google searches for ‘prayer’ skyrocket amid Covid-19 pandemic

Google searches for ‘prayer’ have surged worldwide as cases of Covid-19 have grown. The rising interest in seeking information about ‘prayer’ on Google ‘skyrocketed in March when the virus went global’, wrote Jeanet Sinding Bentzen, an associate professor at the...

Cardinal Pell released from prison after court overturns conviction

Cardinal George Pell has been released from prison after 405 days behind bars after the seven judges of the High Court of Australia unanimously overturned the original December 2018 jury verdict that found him guilty on five counts of molesting two 13-year-old...

Cardinal George Pell: I suffered from a serious injustice

Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Catholic found guilty of child sex abuse, has welcomed the Australian High Court's decision to quash his convictions. Pope Francis' former finance minister had spent 13 months in prison but seven judges ruled unanimously on...

Pope establishes coronavirus emergency fund for mission territories

Pope Francis established an emergency fund to help communities in the Catholic Church's mission territories affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The pope has given an initial contribution of $750,000 and asked Church organisations to contribute to the fund, which...

Migration commission president says she sees signs of hope for future

The way young people around the world are embracing attitudes of welcome, tolerance and acceptance of differences bodes well for a future where anti-immigrant rhetoric and policies may not have the upper hand, said the new president of the International Catholic Migration Commission.

“There is a level of tolerance and a level of what is not acceptable in terms of discrimination that wasn’t there when I was growing up,” said Anne T. Gallagher, an Australian lawyer and expert on migration and human rights.

“We might be seeing the death throes of the past” with anti-immigrant sentiment “getting particularly vigorous before it dies away,” Gallagher told Catholic News Service.

The International Catholic Migration Commission facilitates a worldwide network of national Catholic bishops’ conferences and Catholic-inspired agencies working with migrants and refugees.

Given the formation on 1st June in Italy of a government promising much more restrictive migration policies, the efforts of the Trump administration in the United States and similar election results in other wealthy nations, Gallagher said Catholics advocating for the rights and needs of migrants and refugees have to be sensitive to how “the pace and scale” of migration is frightening some people in those countries.

Picture: Anne T. Gallagher, the new president of the International Catholic Migration Commission, in Rome. (CNS photo/Cindy Wooden).

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Google searches for ‘prayer’ skyrocket amid Covid-19 pandemic

Google searches for ‘prayer’ have surged worldwide as cases of Covid-19 have grown. The rising interest in seeking information about ‘prayer’ on Google ‘skyrocketed in March when the virus went global’, wrote Jeanet Sinding Bentzen, an associate professor at the...

Cardinal Pell released from prison after court overturns conviction

Cardinal George Pell has been released from prison after 405 days behind bars after the seven judges of the High Court of Australia unanimously overturned the original December 2018 jury verdict that found him guilty on five counts of molesting two 13-year-old...

Cardinal George Pell: I suffered from a serious injustice

Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Catholic found guilty of child sex abuse, has welcomed the Australian High Court's decision to quash his convictions. Pope Francis' former finance minister had spent 13 months in prison but seven judges ruled unanimously on...

Pope establishes coronavirus emergency fund for mission territories

Pope Francis established an emergency fund to help communities in the Catholic Church's mission territories affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The pope has given an initial contribution of $750,000 and asked Church organisations to contribute to the fund, which...