This weeks international news

Nuclear war protesters demonstrate outside the White House in Washington Aug. 9. Church officials called for dialogue to ease U.S.-North Korea tensions. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn) See US-KOREA-TOMASI and US-KOREA-DIPLOMACY Aug. 10, 2017.

US bishop warns of ‘catastrophic death’ that would come from war with North Korea

August 11th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The chairman of a US Conference of Catholic Bishops committee has warned of the ‘high certainty of catastrophic death and destruction’ that would come from any war with North Korea. Bishop Oscar Cantu of Las Cruces, New Mexico, agreed with a recent call from the Korean bishops’ conference to support talks to secure the peaceful future of the Korean peninsula. Bishop Cantu on August 10 agreed that the rising possibility of violence between the two nations cannot be ‘underestimated or ignored,’ but that the ‘high certainty of catastrophic death and destruction from any military action must prompt the United States ... continue reading.

Priests confront troops

August 4th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Two remarkable photos from Venezuela this week show priests risking their lives in the face of the military as the country slides into civil war.... continue reading.


SCIAF follow Pope’s call to tackle child trafficking

July 28th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (SCIAF) have begun a brand new appeal bringing to light the struggles faced by Indian children who are victims of child trafficking.... continue reading.


Scotland and India united in grief

June 30th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Catholics in Scotland and India are united in grief over the death of much-loved priest Fr Martin Xavier Vazhachira, whose body was found on an East Lothian Beach last Friday after he’d been missing for three days. By Ian Dunn and Amanda Connelly ... continue reading.


Scots urged to pray for abducted Filipino priest

June 2nd, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Bishop John Keenan of Paisley has urged Scots Catholics to pray for a Filipino priest who was kidnapped along with 240 others by Islamist extremists. ... continue reading.


Pope prays for Manchester

May 23rd, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis has extended his prayers and condolences to those affected by the bombing in the Manchester Arena last night, while condemning the ‘barbaric attack’.... continue reading.

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Pope Francis to canonise two of the ‘little shepherds’ of Fatima

March 23rd, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis will canonize two of the three Portuguese shepherd children—Jacinta Marto and her brother Francisco—to whom Our Lady appeared at the famous shrine in Fatima 100 years ago. ... continue reading.

Pope leads prayers for Westminster victims

March 23rd, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis has offered prayers for all those affected by the terrorist attack in London yesterday.... continue reading.

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