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Malawi Archbishop Condemns ‘Ritual Murders’ of Albinos

Malawi Archbishop Condemns ‘Ritual Murders’ of Albinos

The archbishop of Blantyre, Malawi, has blamed the country’s government for failing to stop a wave of ritual killings of people with albinism, generated by belief in the healing power of the bones of albinos.

Rome with a View: Colosseum Sets Visitor Record in 2018

Rome with a View: Colosseum Sets Visitor Record in 2018

The Roman Colosseum set a new record for visitors in 2018 as Italian counter-terrorism forces have sent a convincing message that citizens and tourists will be protected and have nothing to fear.

Pope Francis Warns: Haters Should Not Go to Church

Pope Francis Warns: Haters Should Not Go to Church

Pope Francis had some hard words for those who spend time in church but hate other people, urging them to stay away from church and live like atheists rather than cause scandal.

NJ University Course Will Explore ‘Non-Human Perspectives on Queer’

NJ University Course Will Explore ‘Non-Human Perspectives on Queer’

A prominent New Jersey college is offering its students the chance to learn about “non-human perspectives” on LGBT issues, while also exploring “the third sex,” and “the political underpinnings and the transgressive nature of ‘queer.

2018 First Year Ever with No Violent Tornadoes in the United States

2018 First Year Ever with No Violent Tornadoes in the United States

Despite dire predictions of a necessary increase in severe weather events due to climate change, 2018 is poised to become the first year on record with no violent tornadoes in the United States, the Washington Post reported.

Italian Police Arrest 17 Moroccan Migrants in Massive Drug Bust

Italian Police Arrest 17 Moroccan Migrants in Massive Drug Bust

Italian narcotic police carried out a major drug bust in the northern Italian seaside town of Viareggio Saturday, arresting 17 Moroccan immigrants believed to be responsible for dealing drugs in the area.

Pope Francis Condemns Strasbourg Terror Attack

Pope Francis Condemns Strasbourg Terror Attack

Pope Francis has written a telegram denouncing Tuesday’s terror attack at the Strasbourg Christmas Market in which two people were killed and 13 injured.

Vatican: ‘Make Migration Work’ for Everybody

Vatican: ‘Make Migration Work’ for Everybody

In his second address before the U.N. meeting on international migration, the Vatican’s secretary of state said that the Holy See’s primary objective is to make migration work for everybody.

Vatican Continues Full Court Press for U.N. Immigration Program

Vatican Continues Full Court Press for U.N. Immigration Program

The Vatican newspaper announced Monday that over 160 nations had adopted the United Nations “Global Compact for safe, orderly and regular migration” (GCM), declaring the agreement a major milestone in international immigration regulation.

Tucker Carlson Says Trump Has Failed to Keep His Promises

Tucker Carlson Says Trump Has Failed to Keep His Promises

Fox News host Tucker Carlson said in an interview Thursday that President Donald Trump has succeeded as a conversation starter but has failed to keep his most important campaign promises.

Pope Francis Reins in U.S. Bishops’ Measures Against Sex Abuse

Pope Francis Reins in U.S. Bishops’ Measures Against Sex Abuse

Pope Francis has temporarily suspended efforts by the United States bishops to address the issue of clerical sex abuse, ordering them to wait until he can meet with them in February together with the presidents of other national bishops’ conferences from around the world.

University Professor Threatened After Criticizing Leftist Bias

University Professor Threatened After Criticizing Leftist Bias

Professor Samuel Abrams received intimidating messages and was accused by his college president of “attacking” members of the community after he denounced the ideological homogeneity of his campus administration in an op-ed for the New York Times last month.

Pope Francis: ‘Nations Are Built by Migrants’

Pope Francis: ‘Nations Are Built by Migrants’

Nations do not build themselves, they “are built by migrants, just as migrants built Europe,” Pope Francis told a group of missionaries this week.

American Nuns Say U.S. Policy Caused Honduran Migrant Caravan

American Nuns Say U.S. Policy Caused Honduran Migrant Caravan

A group of American Catholic sisters issued a statement Tuesday telling Honduran migrants marching toward the U.S. border they are “welcome here” while blaming U.S. policy for creating the migrant crisis.

Catholic Bishops Call for Urgent Action Against Climate Change

Catholic Bishops Call for Urgent Action Against Climate Change

Six presidents of continental bishops’ conferences have signed an appeal calling on government leaders to take immediate action to overcome the “devastating effects of the climate crisis,” the Vatican reported Friday.

Exorcist Says Witches’ Hex on Brett Kavanaugh Is ‘Demonic’

Exorcist Says Witches’ Hex on Brett Kavanaugh Is ‘Demonic’

The exorcist for the Diocese of San Jose, California, said that an upcoming gathering of witches to place a hex on Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh is a “demonic” act and shows that people in the Satanic world are becoming bolder.

Number of Catholics in Europe Drops for Third Straight Year

Number of Catholics in Europe Drops for Third Straight Year

Vatican statistics reveal the number of Catholics continues to grow on every continent in the world except Europe, which experienced losses in absolute numbers for the third consecutive year.

Moroccan Migrant Goes on Drunken Lorry Rampage in Northern Italy

Moroccan Migrant Goes on Drunken Lorry Rampage in Northern Italy

Italian police pursued an inebriated Moroccan migrant at the wheel of a lorry on a miles-long chase late Thursday, as the man crashed into parked cars, road signs, fire hydrants, and even the doors of houses along the route.

Jesuit Priest Argues that Church Should Accept Gay Families

Jesuit Priest Argues that Church Should Accept Gay Families

When the Catholic Church speaks of families, Jesuit Father James Martin contends, it should include families formed around same-sex couples since “there are many ways to be a ‘family.

Muslim Mob Stones Three Christians to Death in Kenya

Muslim Mob Stones Three Christians to Death in Kenya

An Islamist mob stoned three Christians to death in western Kenya this week in apparent retaliation for the recent killing of three suspected al Shabaab militants.

Pope’s Adviser: Responding to Accusers ‘Feeds Their Megalomania’

Pope’s Adviser: Responding to Accusers ‘Feeds Their Megalomania’

According to one of Pope Francis’ closest advisers, the pontiff has not answered allegations by a former Vatican ambassador that he seriously mishandled the case of serial abuser Theodore McCarrick to avoid feeding his accuser's “megalomania.

Climate Change Czar: U.N. Pacts Are ‘Changing the Weather’

Climate Change Czar: U.N. Pacts Are ‘Changing the Weather’

Patricia Espinosa, the executive secretary of U.N. Climate Change, made the astonishing claim Wednesday that nations are effectively “changing the weather” by following the measures established by the Paris climate accord.

Illinois Bishop: Pope’s Silence on McCarrick Case Is ‘Not Adequate’

Illinois Bishop: Pope’s Silence on McCarrick Case Is ‘Not Adequate’

The bishop of Springfield, IL, has joined the growing band of prelates calling for a full investigation into the serious allegations brought by the former papal nuncio to the United States against high ranking churchmen, including Pope Francis.

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