Category - catholic

  • 18 Feb 2008

    Zimbabwe's Roman Catholic Justice and Peace Commission (CJPC) has called for the postponement of the national elections due on 29 March 2008. They say there are signs that the poll will not be free and fair under current conditions.

  • 10 Feb 2008

    Electronics workers in Mexico are regularly subjected to denial of labour rights and dignity by companies - practices which needed to be challenged and changed, says a new report from the Catholic Fund for Overseas Development.

  • 1 Feb 2008

    This year the World Council of Churches, the primary post-war instrument of global church cooperation, is 60 years old. Sara Speicher explores its role and future in a radically changed world, and asks how churches today can negotiate togetherness and difference.

  • 31 Jan 2008

    As the political and economic crisis continues in Zimbabwe, two senior Catholic figures from England and Wales have been making a pastoral visit to the troubled country, offering support to churches and grassroots communities.

  • 31 Jan 2008

    The Philippines Catholic Bishops' Conference has described the sale and trade of human organs, and issue of increasing concern across South East Asia as "morally unacceptable" and as a violating the dignity of a human person.

  • 29 Jan 2008

    Roman Catholic leaders in Britain and in Poland have publicly disagreed over how best to provide pastoral care for large numbers of Polish migrants who are currently living and working in the United Kingdom.

  • 22 Jan 2008

    Pope Benedict XVI and the Rev Dr Samuel Kobia, general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC) have announced they will meet in Rome on Friday 25 January 2008, at the centennial of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.

  • 21 Jan 2008

    As millions of Christians throughout the world mark the 100th anniversary of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in 2008, the central ecumenical event in Geneva has highlighted prayer for unity amidst situations of conflict and distress.

  • 20 Jan 2008

    Pope Benedict says he shares "the concerns and hopes" of the people of the Arab world, noting how constant cycles of violence make coexistence difficult, and can give rise to fears for the survival of Christian communities there.

  • 15 Jan 2008

    The Jesuits, one of the largest and most powerful Catholic orders, is holding a meeting in Rome this month, at which it is to elect a new superior general to head its 19,000 members - whose influence is well beyond its numbers.