https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2018-11/pope-francis-redvenice-support-persecuted-christians-asia-bibi.html Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin has sent a message on the Pope’s behalf to Patriarch Francesco Moraglia of Venice expressing his support for Tuesday evening’s event in Venice called #RedVenice, sponsored by the Patriarchate of Venice, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN ), a Catholic charity helping persecuted Christians worldwide, and […]
https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/church-in-chile-to-sign-accord-with-prosecutors-office-for-investigation-of-abuse-68702 The Chilean bishops’ conference has announced the signing of a collaboration agreement with the prosecutor’s office for the investigation of sex crimes within the Catholic Church. Bishop Luis Fernando Ramos Perez, auxiliary bishop of Santiago and secretary general of the bishops’ conference, made the announcement at the conclusion of the bishops’ Nov. 12-16 plenary […]
https://www.opendoorsuk.org/persecution/countries/ The Open Doors World Watch List is an in-depth record of the 50 countries where it is most difficult to live as a Christian. These are the places where followers of Christ must keep their beliefs hidden and where living the gospel means facing beatings, imprisonment, discrimination and abuse.
http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/mccarrick-scandal-spotlights-bishops-appointment-process Does the failure to act on reports of the disgraced ex-cardinal’s alleged sexual misconduct reflect problems with the Church’s process of appointing bishops, or were established practices ignored?
https://www.ncronline.org/news/accountability/scicluna-accountability-should-be-agenda-february-vatican-abuse-summit?utm_source=OCT_8_News_McElwee_Scicluna&utm_campaign=cc&utm_medium=email The Vatican’s leading investigator on clergy sexual abuse says the issue of accountability for Catholic prelates who mishandle abuse allegations should be discussed at Pope Francis’ upcoming February summit with the presidents of the world’s various conferences of bishops.
+CJC_Intervention 1_Synod 2018_10-04-2018 and +CJC_Intervention 2_Synod 2018_10-04-2018 and see http://www.usccb.org/about/bishops-and-dioceses/synod-of-bishops/synod-2018/index.cfm