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US bishop disappointed over new policy toward Cuban migrants

WASHINGTON D.C.-- On Friday, the U.S. bishops’ migration chair criticized the Obama administration’s denial of decades-old special protections for Cuban migrants to the U.S. “I am disappointed over the Administration's sudden policy change to end the 'Wet Foot/ Dry...

Bishop says Turkish Catholics fearful, but government supportive

OXFORD, England, Jan 5, 2017--A church leader in Turkey said Catholics are fearful about attending church after recent terrorist attacks, but insisted local Christians can count on government protection. "Although we can move around freely, people are understandably...

Egyptian cathedral restored after December bombing

CAIRO, Egypt, Jan 5, 2017--The Egyptian army corps of engineers has completed the restoration of Saint Mark's Coptic Cathedral in Cairo, where a terrorist attack last month left 27 dead. In a statement published on their Facebook page, the Egyptian Army reported that...

Bishop offers prayers after Brazil prison riot leaves 56 dead

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, Jan 4, 2017--A local bishop called for prayer and prison reform efforts after a 17-hour prison uprising in the Amazon city of Manaus, Brazil, left at least 56 dead. The incident is “a very sad and apprehensive situation,” said Auxiliary Bishop...

German bishop urges families to be inspired by pope’s exhortation

BERLIN, Dec 31, 2016--As traditional family holiday celebrations continued with the coming of the New Year, an official with the German bishops' conference encouraged Catholic families to read Pope Francis' exhortation on the family, "Amoris Laetitia" ("The Joy of...

New York cardinal to participate in Trump inauguration

WASHINGTON DC, Dec 30, 2016--New York's Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan will take part in the upcoming presidential inauguration of Republican Donald Trump. "I am honored to have been asked to offer a reading from Scripture at the upcoming presidential inauguration, and...