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Tanzanian Catholic churches remain open despite worldwide closures

Catholic Churches in Tanzania are remaining open alongside other churches, even as the rest of world shuts places of worship to stem the spread of Covid-19. Church sources said thousands of people have been turning up for public Masses after an earlier presidential...

Pope sets up new commission to study women deacons

Pope Francis has established a new ‘Study Commission on the Female Diaconate’ as a follow-up to a previous group that studied the history of women deacons in the New Testament and the early Christian communities. Cardinal Giuseppe Petrocchi of Aquila will serve as...

Pandemic is prime time for conversion, pope says

The Covid-19 quarantines, lockdowns and stay-at-home orders are the perfect opportunity for conversion: for individuals, for the Church and for governments, Pope Francis said in an interview. "What we are living now is a place of 'metanoia' (conversion), and we have...

On the cross, God’s loving nature is revealed, pope says

Jesus chose to reveal his divine majesty not through miracles or wondrous deeds but on the cross where God's love for humanity was manifested, Pope Francis said. Throughout his ministry, Christ walked away when people wish to proclaim him king and silenced demons he...

Spanish cardinal: ‘Marxist communism…has been reborn’ in the country

A Spanish cardinal warned Catholics that their country is on the verge of a communist revival.

Cardinal Antonio Canizares Llovera of Valencia said the election of the coalition government in November had created a situation “more critical” than had been initially thought or believed.

“Marxist communism, which seemed destroyed with the fall of the Berlin Wall, has been reborn and is certain to govern Spain,” said Cardinal Canizares, vice president of the Spanish bishops’ conference.

“The sense of democracy is substituted for the imposition of a single way of thinking and by authoritarianism and absolutism incompatible with democracy,” he said.

In a letter posted on 11th January on the diocesan website, the cardinal said it almost felt like Spain was copying the faults of socialist governments of Latin America, such as Venezuela.

“With much pain, I have to tell you and warn you that I have perceived an attempt to make Spain stop being Spain,” he said.

Picture: Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez gestures at a news conference after the first Cabinet meeting at Moncloa Palace in Madrid on 14th January 2020. (CNS photo/Jon Nazca, Reuters).

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Tanzanian Catholic churches remain open despite worldwide closures

Catholic Churches in Tanzania are remaining open alongside other churches, even as the rest of world shuts places of worship to stem the spread of Covid-19. Church sources said thousands of people have been turning up for public Masses after an earlier presidential...

Pope sets up new commission to study women deacons

Pope Francis has established a new ‘Study Commission on the Female Diaconate’ as a follow-up to a previous group that studied the history of women deacons in the New Testament and the early Christian communities. Cardinal Giuseppe Petrocchi of Aquila will serve as...

Pandemic is prime time for conversion, pope says

The Covid-19 quarantines, lockdowns and stay-at-home orders are the perfect opportunity for conversion: for individuals, for the Church and for governments, Pope Francis said in an interview. "What we are living now is a place of 'metanoia' (conversion), and we have...

On the cross, God’s loving nature is revealed, pope says

Jesus chose to reveal his divine majesty not through miracles or wondrous deeds but on the cross where God's love for humanity was manifested, Pope Francis said. Throughout his ministry, Christ walked away when people wish to proclaim him king and silenced demons he...