Synod stirred by tales of contemporary anti-Christian persecution

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John L. Allen Jr.
Christians in India in an undated file photo. (Credit: AP.)
ROME – Virtually everyone taking part in the Oct. 3-28 Synod of Bishops on young people has said that the presence of more than 30 young delegates inside the hall has altered the chemistry – it’s looser, more informal, more pumped-up, and above all, more raucous. Continue reading

The family, the Church, the world Cardinal Bo of Myanmar discusses role of family, relationships in eastern, western cultures Deborah Castellano Lubov OSV Newsweekly

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The family, the Church, the world Cardinal Charles Bo of Yangon, Myanmar, is pictured in a 2017 photo. (CNS photo/Nyein Chan Naing, EPA)
Cardinal Charles Bo of Yangon, the first cardinal ever in Myanmar, laments that “Love is a commodity now,” one more challenge young people face in a materialistic, Continue reading

US diplomat briefs Iraqi cardinal on aid after critique

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Iraqi soldiers inspect the debris at St. George’s Monastery, a historical Chaldean Catholic church on the outskirts of Mosul, which was destroyed by the Daesh. (AFP file photo)
Mark Green was in Rome to tell Vatican officials about on-the-ground results from US development assistance to Iraq’s religious minorities Continue reading

Iraq’s Chaldean Catholic Cardinal Says Promised U.S. Aid Not Delivered; At Vatican, USAID’s Green Announces Additional Assistance For Iraqi Religious Minorities

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Associated Press: Chaldean cardinal says promised U.S. aid for Iraq hasn’t come
“The head of Iraq’s Chaldean Catholic Church complained on Tuesday that promised U.S. aid for religious minorities in Iraq hasn’t materialized, issuing an unusual public rebuke of the United States on the same day Washington announced a new infusion of Continue reading

Iraq’s Chaldean Catholic Cardinal Says Promised U.S. Aid Not Delivered; At Vatican, USAID’s Green Announces Additional Assistance For Iraqi Religious Minorities

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Associated Press: Chaldean cardinal says promised U.S. aid for Iraq hasn’t come
“The head of Iraq’s Chaldean Catholic Church complained on Tuesday that promised U.S. aid for religious minorities in Iraq hasn’t materialized, issuing an unusual public rebuke of the United States on the same day Washington announced a new infusion of Continue reading

Chaldean cardinal says promised US aid for Iraq hasn’t come

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By NICOLE WINFIELD and SUSANNAH GEORGE |
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The head of Iraq’s Chaldean Catholic Church complained on Tuesday that promised U.S. aid for religious minorities in Iraq hasn’t materialized, issuing an unusual public rebuke of the United States on the same day Washington announced a new infusion of assistance. Continue reading