Tag: episcopal

A German bishop demands the canonization of indigenous martyrs

A German bishop demands the canonization of indigenous martyrs

The representative of the German Bishops’ Conference called on the leaders of the Church in Africa to initiate canonization procedures for German martyrs who were brutally murdered in several countries on the continent. Journalists from the ACI Africa agency asked Father Helmut Moll, who prepared the biographies of more than thirty German martyrs from Africa, […]

“We cannot accept.” Urgent warning from German bishops

“We cannot accept.” Urgent warning from German bishops

German bishops warn against right-wing parties. This group also included the Alternative for Germany (AfD). Six bishops responsible for dioceses in eastern Germany have issued an urgent warning against right-wing populist parties, especially the Alternative for Germany (AfD). “Human dignity is inviolable, and parties that question this principle cannot present any alternative,” the bishops write. […]

French bishops support ‘Fiducia supplicans’

French bishops support ‘Fiducia supplicans’

Days after nine French bishops announced they would not give blessings to same-sex couples, the Permanent Council of the French Bishops’ Conference released a statement saying such blessings should be given as a sign of “unconditional and merciful acceptance.” In a communiqué dated January 10, 2024, signed by each member of the Permanent Council of […]

Ghana: Bishops thank parliamentarians

Ghana: Bishops thank parliamentarians

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Ghana has issued a statement commending the country’s politicians for introducing a bill aimed at combating LGBT ideology. “We would like to thank Parliament for its work to date on the bill, and in particular for the efforts of Speaker Rt Hon Alban KS Bagbin in ensuring the successful passage […]

Britain: Following the death of Indi Gregory, bishops appeal to protect the lives of terminally ill children

Britain: Following the death of Indi Gregory, bishops appeal to protect the lives of terminally ill children

Following the death of eight-month-old Indi Gregory, the bishops of England and Wales stressed the need to give greater importance to the voices of parents of terminally ill children. A joint statement on the issue was issued by the Bishop of Nottingham, Patrick McKinney, and Bishop John Sherrington, responsible for pro-life affairs in the local […]

European bishops protest against new EU regulations

European bishops protest against new EU regulations

As clergy note, the SoHO regulations could have serious consequences because of the broad definition of “human substance.” The European Parliament today voted to adopt a report on new rules for the use of substances of human origin in the European Union. Before the vote, the Episcopal Commission of the European Community (COMECE) and the […]

Kenya. Bloody protests after the tax increase

Kenya. Bloody protests after the tax increase

In Kenya, 31 people have been killed in recent weeks in riots over tax increases. “We must not shed any more blood,” the local bishops shouted in a special statement. They also pointed out that the government should listen carefully to the plight of the Kenyan people and prioritize policies to mitigate the crisis. Protests […]

Kenya. Bloody protests after the tax increase

Kenya. Bloody protests after the tax increase

In Kenya, 31 people have been killed in recent weeks in riots over tax increases. “We must not shed any more blood,” the local bishops shouted in a special statement. They also pointed out that the government should listen carefully to the plight of the Kenyan people and prioritize policies to mitigate the crisis. Protests […]

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