Venezuelans driven to searching bins for foodIncreasing numbers of people in Venezuela are foraging for food in bins as the country’s economic deterioration continues, a prelate in the nation has said.Archbishop Ulises Antonio Gutiérrez Reyes of Ciudad Bolivar said the Church locally is working against daily increases in the number of people...

The next national collection for next year’s World Meeting of Families in Dublin is due to be taken up in parishes across the country at Masses on the first weekend of April.The August 22-26 event is expected to attract thousands of Catholic families from around the globe to Ireland.Pope Francis has chosen Ireland to host the 9th World...

A new request for a hearing in the case of Asia Bibi is to be presented to Pakistan’s Supreme Court at the end of March, supporters of the imprisoned Christian woman have revealed. The announcement came following an update on Mrs Bibi’s condition as she continues to languish in Multan prison, Punjab, where she has been held since...

Can good news for a community be, simultaneously, bad news for that same community? It seems that this is possible if one is living within the Christian population of India.By way of elucidation we must look back one week, and to news reports of Christian fortunes in the states of Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur, both bordering Myanmar in the...

The Police Service in Northern Ireland (PSNI) has moved to tackle the online sale of abortion drugs in the region. The PSNI confirmed that it had “carried out a number of searches in relation to illegal purchasing of prescription medications on the internet”. In relation to the raids, Detective Superintendent Bobby Singleton...

A leading peace campaigner in the North has expressed optimism that the political parties will be able to agree a new power-sharing deal at Stormont before the upcoming deadline.Following the Assembly election on March 3, the law requires a fresh election after three weeks if there is no coalition formed. Fr Gary Donegan CP, former parish priest...

The financial situation of Dublin’s Central Catholic Library has improved dramatically since library members voted against a plan to place the library in the care of Dublin City University.The rejection of the plan last September was followed by the resignation of a third of the library’s board, who said the library had unsustainable...

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