The Vatican is reeling after the pope fired the leadership of one the Catholic Church’s largest charities, citing concerns about their management style.
Hungary says persecuted Christians “need help to be given in their homelands,” while those who have fled “must receive help to return.”
Russia has expressed anger that the United Nations general assembly condemned its annexation of Ukrainian territories and warned that admitting Ukraine into the NATO military alliance would lead to World War III. The statements came as Ukraine’s state emergency service said it is actively searching for people trapped under rubble after another Russian strike in the country’s south, while Turkey sought an opening for peace talks.
Pope Francis has warned rust the war in Ukraine could escalate into a nuclear confrontation and, for the first time, begged Russian President Vladimir Putin publicly to stop the “spiral of violence and death.
U.S. President Joe Biden signed a new executive order on Wednesday that he said aims “to protect access to reproductive healthcare” after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the constitutional right to abortion.
Pro-abortion activists looked at the seas Monday after a California doctor proposed a floating abortion clinic in the Gulf of Mexico for women in southern states where the procedure is banned.
Pope Francis says he will not resign soon despite several ailments, and he hopes to visit Kyiv and Moscow soon as part of a peace initiative.
The prime minister of the Netherlands has apologized to soldiers who were sent as United Nations peacekeepers to defend the Bosnian enclave of Srebrenica with what he believes was insufficient firepower and manpower to keep the peace. Mark Rutte made the remarks 27 years after thousands of Muslim men and boys were killed in Europe’s worst single atrocity since World War Two, a tragedy condemned by the Vatican.
Nigeria’s Cardinal John Onaiyekan has condemned the shooting by suspected Muslim herdsmen at a church in his nation which killed over 50 people, including children.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has urged Russia to “stop burning churches” and end attacks on his nation after a famed Orthodox Church was destroyed while explosions rocked the capital Kyiv, overshadowing Pentecost celebrations. Heavy street battles also raged in a strategic city in Ukraine’s east that Russian forces want to capture as part of an ongoing invasion.
The wives of two Ukrainian fighters still holed up in the steel plant of Ukraine’s bombed-out city of Mariupol’s begged Pope Francis to save their lives.
Pope Francis said Tuesday he wants to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin to help end Europe’s worst conflict since World War Two. “I am not going to [Ukraine’s capital] Kyiv for now. I feel that I must not go,” the leader of the Catholic Church told Italy’s daily newspaper Corriere della Sera.
Pope Francis has canceled a summit with the leader of Russia’s Orthodox Church amid diplomatic wrangling over the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Worthy News learned.
The cardinal of Sri Lanka claims the government “covers up” investigations into the 2019 Easter bombings to protect the “real culprits” behind the attacks that killed hundreds of people.
The Hungarian government has admitted that Russia flew nuclear fuel to Hungary for the nation’s only nuclear power plant.
Chinese authorities are continuing to persecute Catholic clergy that are not approved by the state: on April 7 police seized Bishop Shao Zhumin of Zhejiang and took him to an undisclosed location, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports. To date, the Chinese government has seized over 10 Catholic leaders, including two in January, and their whereabouts are still not known.
High-ranking delegates have discussed setting up a new world order during the World Government Summit in Dubai, part of the United Arab Emirates.
U.S. President Joe Biden is at an emergency summit of the NATO military alliance amid concerns the war in Ukraine will further escalate. NATO will approve significant increases of forces in Eastern Europe.
The war in Ukraine was brought to the doorstep of the NATO military alliance Sunday with officials saying dozens of people were killed as Russia fired missiles at an army base near the border of NATO member Poland.
Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has spoken with the Vatican on ending the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Vatican and Russian sources say.