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Posted on 09/28/2023 09:05 AM ()
The 21 new cardinals-elect did not know they will be appointed. That is why Pope Francis is called the Pope of Surprises, says one of the new cardinals, Stephen Chow Sau-yan, bishop of Hong Kong.
Posted on 09/28/2023 08:56 AM ()
Ahead of Saturday's consistory, when Pope Francis will appoint 21 new cardinals, newly elected Cardinal Stephen Brislin, archbishop of Cape Town, spoke with Vatican News about his new role. "It's not about an honor, it's about serving", he said.
Posted on 09/28/2023 08:54 AM ()
The leader of the self-declared Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh warns it will cease to exist in the new year. Samvel Shahramanyan made the announcement Thursday as an exodus of desperate Armenians continued. The region, which Armenians had controlled for three decades, was seized by Azerbaijan last week, leading to tens of thousands fleeing their homes.
Pope Francis Appoints Bishop Jeffrey Monforton as Auxiliary Bishop of Detroit; Appoints Bishop Paul Bradley as Apostolic Administrator of Steubenville
Posted on 09/28/2023 08:30 AM (USCCB News)
WASHINGTON - Pope Francis has appointed Most Reverend Jeffrey M. Monforton as Auxiliary Bishop of Detroit, transferring him from the Diocese of Steubenville and assigning him the Titular See of Centuria. The Holy See has also appointed Most Reverend Paul J. Bradley, bishop emeritus of Kalamazoo, as the Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Steubenville.
The appointments were publicized in Washington, D.C. on September 28, 2023, by Cardinal-designate Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States.
The Archdiocese of Detroit is comprised of 3,901 square miles in the State of Michigan and has a total population of 4,323,432 of which 907,921, are Catholic.
The Diocese of Steubenville is comprised of 5,913 square miles in the State of Ohio and has a total population of 481,411 of which 28,339, are Catholic.
Posted on 09/28/2023 08:13 AM ()
Israel reopens crossing points with Gaza on Thursday, allowing thousands of Palestinian workers to get to their jobs in Israel and the West Bank.
Posted on 09/28/2023 07:33 AM ()
The Anglophone Crisis of Cameroon has been misunderstood by many as a language crisis. It is a crisis of culture and a crisis of belonging, says the Archbishop of Bamenda, Andrew Nkea.
Posted on 09/28/2023 06:48 AM ()
Vatican Media presents a story by Dale Recinella, a former Wall Street finance lawyer who, along with his wife Susan, acts as a chaplain for prisoners in Florida.
Posted on 09/28/2023 06:23 AM ()
At least eleven people from the suburban areas of Cape Town in South Africa have died as a result of the recent flood and more are still missing. Authorities have warned that when the floodwaters recede, the death toll might increase.
Posted on 09/28/2023 04:15 AM ()
Cardinal Blase Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, upholds and advances his predecessor's - Cardinal Bernardin's - "consistent ethic of life" vision, noting it addresses contemporary American challenges to promote unity and progress beyond divisive culture wars. Below is a brief introduction to Cardinal Cupich's discourse with a link to the full text on the "L'Osservatore Romano" webpage.
Posted on 09/27/2023 08:51 AM ()
Armenia says some 42,500 Armenians have now fled Nagorno-Karabakh, about a third of the population of the wartorn enclave that neighboring Azerbaijan recaptured last week. They are hungry and exhausted.