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Baghdad’s auxiliary bishop praises children’s prayers for peace in an Iraq engulfed in blood and violence
“The situation is really heart-rending,” said Mgr Basil Yaldo. “Explosions, bomb attacks, and violence” occur every day. The future is "uncertain" and the government struggles to build a path of unity. Still, 182 young children recently received the first communion. Peace and normality are their greatest wish.
09/02/2016 13:09:00 IRAQ
Auxiliary Bishop of Baghdad: Christian properties targeted by criminals, government and police weak
Msgr. Warduni confirms reports of "gangs and militias" responsible for attacks and expropriation of houses, commercial, cultural and religious sites. A milieu of groups that operate by exploiting the inertia of the authorities and the institutions and target Christians, Muslims, Yazidis. They are acting for money and are a concern. UN blue helmets to ensure the unity of Iraq.
28/07/2005 china - vatican
New Bishop of Xi'an, approved by Rome and Beijing
Msgr Anthony Dang Mingyan, consecrated by Archbishop Anthony Li Duan.
As Jihadists destroy Mosul's Church of the Immaculate Virgin, Chaldeans get ready for unity synod in Baghdad
Attacked back in June, the historic building is now a mound of rubbles. In the capital, the Chaldean Church welcomes two new bishops, but the focus will be on its upcoming Synod and the issue of a rebellious US diocese. In Zakho, a thousand faithful attended the ordination of 5 deacons and 12 sub-deacons. For Mgr Rabban, it was a day of celebration for the community.
Bishop An Shuxin, former underground bishop installed as ordinary of Baoding
There is already an Ordinary (underground) of the diocese: Mgr. James Su, Zhimin, 13 years in prison. The decision to hold the ceremony made quickly by the government, who wanted Mgr. Ma Yinglin, an illegitimate bishop, to preside. Few participants: 24 priests and 300 faithful. The diocese has 120 priests and over 50 thousand faithful. Card. Bertone’s call to unity.
Internet is a tool for evangelisation, says Tokyo bishop
During the Catholic Media Council's seventh seminar in Tokyo, the capital’s auxiliary bishop describes the Net as a tool the Church must know how to use to bring the Gospel’s message to one and all.
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