98 year old survives Covid-19

He’s 98, ‘ survived imprisonment and hardship for being a Catholic and now he’s China’s ‘rock-star Corona Virus Survivor ‘. Bishop Joseph Zhu Baoyu of Nanyang, China, is 98 years old. He fell ill with pneumonia from Covid-19 (the coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China) on February 3. On February 12 he tested negative, and […]

Europe in turmoil, US Alarmed, Covid 19 spreads

Europe in turmoil, US Alarmed, Covid 19 spreads

The Italian government’s shock decision to quarantine a quarter of its population with a bevy of drastic new restrictions to slow coronavirus contagion threw the country’s north into chaos Sunday (March 8). Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte signed a decree early Sunday morning, while most of the nation slept, enacting quarantine measures that will affect […]

Spain to legalize assisted suicide, Pope condemns the move

Spain to legalize assisted suicide, Pope condemns the move

Madrid, Spain: After Spain’s socialist party tried and failed twice last year to legalize euthanasia and assisted suicide, the lower house of the country’s parliament has now voted to consider a bill that would legalize the practices in certain circumstances. According to Spanish newspaper El País, the bill was approved for consideration in the 350-seat […]

Hail Mary for Syria, Salt and Light …

Hail Mary for Syria, Salt and Light …

In his Angelus address on Sunday, Pope Francis urged Christians to live the “presence and testimony” as “salt” and “light” in the world. “Jesus,” he explained, “invited us not to be afraid to live in the world, even if sometimes there are conditions of conflict and sin in it.” Following the Angelus, the pontiff prayed […]

Italian Bishop reports ‘abusive’ clerics to Police

Italian Bishop reports ‘abusive’ clerics to Police

In what is being spoken of as a ‘historical first’, a bishop has gone to Italy’s  civil authorities to denounce priests and religious brothers accused of sexually abusing minors. Bishop Giovanni Nerbini has broken ranks with the men who lead Italy’s other 225 dioceses. Nerbini, who is bishop of the Diocese of Prato just 16 […]

Operation Vanilla launched by Indian Navy for Relief at Madagascar

Operation Vanilla launched by Indian Navy for Relief at Madagascar

On January 29, 2020 the Indian navy launched operation Vanilla in the Southern Indian Ocean. The operation was launched based on the request received from Madagascar. Madagascar has been hit by a cyclone and there has been heavy flooding and landslips since last week causing loss of lives and displacement of a number of people. […]

Basketball superstar, Kobe: a practicing Catholic!

Basketball superstar, Kobe: a practicing Catholic!

The sudden death of Sports superstar Kobe Bryant in a is being mourned the world over, and specially by Catholics who knew him as a good man. Hours before he died (Sunday Jan 26), basketball superstar Kobe Bryant attended Mass at Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Newport Beach, California. His parish is […]

UN Staff may not be paid in November

UN Staff may not be paid in November

We’re not talking about the cash-strapped Bihar Government, but it’s the UN that’s in the news. United Nations staff may not receive salary next month.  The reason? Member states haven’t being coughing up their dues. The UN is facing a “severe liquidity crisis” reaching its deepest deficit of the decade, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres […]

Pope brings 8 ‘candidates’ closer to Sainthood

Pope brings 8 ‘candidates’ closer to Sainthood

Pope Francis took 8 candidates a step closer to sainthood, among them, Polish Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski, Archbishop of Warsaw, known for his heroic stand against Nazism and Communism, according to a bulletin on Vatican radio.  The Pope, on October 2, received in audience Cardinal Angelo Becciu, the Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of […]

Late Nizam’s stash of cash to come to India

Late Nizam’s stash of cash to come to India

‘Twas a ‘Battle Royale’ between India and Pakistan that took almost 69 years. An indecisive Nizam of Hyderabad, once the richest man in the world and his heirs, the Indian Government, and the Pakistan High Commission being the interested parties. A London court has ruled that £35m ($42m) held in a UK bank account must […]

Reject those who use religion to spread fear and hatred: UN

Reject those who use religion to spread fear and hatred: UN

The United Nations General Assembly designated Aug. 22 as the first-ever International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief. “On this Day, we reaffirm our unwavering support for the victims of violence based on religion and belief. And we demonstrate that support by doing all in our power to […]

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