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Food waste is deadlier than malaria Comments 0

Monday, November 12th, 2018

Reducing food waste will reduce hunger and malnutrition, and save an estimated $1 trillion a year, a newly released report says. The United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) report, ‘Preventing nutrient loss and waste across the food system: Policy actions for high-quality diets,’ finds regularly eating poor-quality food has become a greater public health Read more

Cardinal Parolin discusses skeleton found in the Vatican Comments 0

Monday, November 12th, 2018

Despite widespread speculation in the Italian media, the Vatican has not assumed the skeleton found in the Vatican Nunciature is Emanuela Orlandi, Cardinal Pietro Parolin has told reporters. Orlandi was 15-year-old Vatican citizen who disappeared 35 years ago. “I do not know who connected this case with Orlandi,” he added. Parolin told journalists the facts Read more

Pope told of profound dismay over Vatican-China deal Comments 0

Monday, November 12th, 2018

A joint open letter expressing profound dismay at the Vatican’s provisional agreement with Beijing has been sent to Pope Francis by a group of English Catholics. The letter criticises the Vatican for allowing the atheist Chinese government to have a role in choosing bishops at a time of increasing oppression by the Beijing government. “The Read more

South Korea’s Cardinal will go with Pope to North Korea Comments 0

Monday, November 12th, 2018

South Korea’s Cardinal Andrew Yeom Soo-jung says he would greatly welcome a visit from Pope Francis to North Korea and would be willing to accompany him during his trip. Yeom, who is the archbishop of Seoul, also serves as the acting chief of North Korea’s Pyongyang Diocese. According to Lee Hae-chan, the chief of the Read more

72 percent of sex abuse trade perpetrators are parents Comments 0

Monday, November 12th, 2018

Modern technology has provided a means for the live-stream sex abuse trade, which is rife in the Philippines. Christian churches in the Philippines are working with the government to shut down “all forms of child violence,” especially online sexual exploitation. Online sexual exploitation of children has become a major problem, says Bishop Ruperto Santos. “What Read more

PNG Catholic Bishops concerned about APEC spending Comments 0

Monday, November 12th, 2018

The expenses involved in hosting this week’s APEC conference is of concern, says Papua New Guinea’s bishops’ conference. APEC discussions will include investment and trade opportunities. The bishops say they are concerned about the PNG government’s high spending and what they see as being an unequal distribution of wealth. Read more

Vatican urges priests to embrace social media Comments 0

Monday, November 12th, 2018

Priests should embrace social media, says Monsignor Paul Tighe. Tighe, who helped develop Pope Francis’ online presence, is urging Catholic clergy across the world to embrace social media to reach believers and non-believers. Read more

Muslim family won’t give up keys to Church of the Holy Sepulcher Comments 0

Monday, November 12th, 2018

A Muslim family holding the keys to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher is resisting community and political pressure to give them up. Adeeb Joudeh al-Husseini, who says his family was granted the keys in the 12th century, told Al-Monitor there is no reason he should give them up. The key holder says his family’s Read more

Guam’s Catholic Church to file for bankruptcy Comments 0

Thursday, November 8th, 2018

Guam’s Catholic Church says it is going to file for bankruptcy under Chapter 11 of the US Bankruptcy Code. This chapter allows the debtor to propose a plan of reorganisation to keep its business alive and pay creditors over time. Multitudes of sexual abuse claims against clergy have driven the Church to take this step. Read more

Bishop celebrates special Diwali mass in Fiji Comments 0

Thursday, November 8th, 2018

Fiji is one of the many countries around the globe that celebrated a special Diwali mass to pay respects to the Hindu festival of light. In his homily at the Diwali (also called Deepawali or Deepavali) mass, Archbishop Peter Loy Chong of Suva spoke of the one God. The Catholic Church believes and teaches the Read more