After China deal, two underground bishops step down at Vatican’s request

Beijing, China, Dec 14, 2018 / 07:01 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Two underground bishops in China have agreed to step aside in favor of bishops of the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association, in the wake of a deal signed between the Holy See and the Chinese… […]

A ‘clericalist and apostate state:’ Why Jacob Rees-Mogg wants out of the EU

London, England, Dec 14, 2018 / 02:00 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Jacob Rees-Mogg, Member of Parliament for North East Somerset, is one of the most visible Catholic politicians in the U.K. He is also one of the leading voices in favor of Brexit. […]

Pakistani province announces plan to protect religious minorities

Lahore, Pakistan, Dec 13, 2018 / 12:40 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- A Pakistani official announced this week a new “Minorities Empowerment Package” and the creation of a taskforce to ensure the rights of religious minorities in the province of Punjab. […]

Australian PM promises bill to protect against religious discrimination

Canberra, Australia, Dec 13, 2018 / 05:51 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Amid competing claims of religious freedom rights and LBGT rights, the Australian prime minister said Thursday the government will next year introduce a bill to protect against discrimin… […]

Iran, China detain hundreds of Christians

Tehran, Iran, Dec 11, 2018 / 04:20 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- While religious leaders marked the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights this week by saying that more should be done to preserve human rights, both Iran and China detai… […]

Cobblestones honoring Holocaust victims stolen in Rome

Rome, Italy, Dec 11, 2018 / 02:09 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Twenty bronze-capped cobblestones, commemorating members of two Italian Jewish families who were deported during the Holocaust, were stolen in Rome in the early hours of Monday morning. […]

Catholic elected as leader of Germany’s largest party

Munich, Germany, Dec 10, 2018 / 10:30 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer was named the new leader of Germany’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) at a special party conference December 7. […]

Site of Baptism of the Lord nears reopening as landmines cleared

Jerusalem, Dec 10, 2018 / 09:30 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Churches at the site along the banks of the Jordan river where Jesus is believed to have been baptized could reopen within a year, following progress on a project to clear thousands of landmines… […]

Nineteen Algerian martyrs beatified

Oran, Algeria, Dec 10, 2018 / 05:08 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Bishop Pierre Claverie and his 18 companions, who were martyred in Algeria between 1994 and 1996, were beatified Saturday during a Mass in Oran. […]

Indian bishop resigns amid complaints of misuse of funds, attempted marriage

Kadapa, India, Dec 10, 2018 / 01:01 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis accepted Monday the resignation of Bishop Prasad Gallela from the pastoral government of the Diocese of Cuddapah, in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Gallala was in August the … […]