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Yet another Mexican chapel broken into within a week | SW NEWS | 311 Within the span of a week, yet another Catholic Church has been vandalized in Mexico. On July 31, Saturday, the chapel of the …More
Yet another Mexican chapel broken into within a week | SW NEWS | 311
Within the span of a week, yet another Catholic Church has been vandalized in Mexico. On July 31, Saturday, the chapel of the Lord of the Harvest in the city of Jiutepec was vandalized. Denouncing the incident, Bishop of Cuernavaca Monsignor Ramon Castro said it is sad and worrying that thieves do not even respect God. 3 Irish dioceses to go ahead with Holy Communions and confirmations A few bishops in Ireland have decided to go ahead with the Holy Communion and Confirmation ceremonies as planned before although the government has recommended postponing such ceremonies. Hungarian election committee approves questions for crucial referendum With the Hungarian National Election Committee or NEC approving the Viktor Orban government’s set of questions on LGBT-related issues it wants to put to the vote, everything seems to be clear for the crucial referendum. Prime Minister Orban wants to hold the referendum early next year in order to ban the use of materials that promote homosexuality and gender change at schools in a bid to curb child abuse. 32nd International Youth Festival gets underway in Medjugorje The 32nd International Youth Festival has got underway in the Marian pilgrim town of Medjugorje in Bosnia and Herzegovina. This is an important event in the Catholic sphere that brings together young believers from Europe and other parts of the world. 2 Catholic nuns decide to continue their mission in Afghanistan amidst raging violence As the United States prepares to pull out its remaining troops from Afghanistan, two Catholic nuns who are looking after disabled children in the capital, Kabul, have decided to stay on. Italian bishops express solidarity with victims of wildfire in Sardinia Wildfires continue to ravage the Southern Italian island of Sardinia, devouring 50,000 acres of forest and farmland and many homes and displacing more than a thousand people. On behalf of the Catholic bishops of the country, Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti of Perugia, who heads the Italian episcopal conference, expressed closeness and solidarity with the people of Sardinia, who have been put to the test by fires. Humanitarian crisis intensifies in Myanmar six months after military coup Agencies of the United Nations have warned of a severe socio-economic, political, and health crises in Myanmar as the Asian country marked six months of the military coup on August 1, Sunday. Former Taiwan Vice-President becomes member of prestigious Pontifical Academy of Sciences Pope Francis has appointed former Taiwan Vice President and noted epidemiologist Chen Chien-Jen as a member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences. On July 30, the Holy See’s press office announced his admission to the elite Vatican academy. The 70-year-old is the second Taiwanese citizen admitted to the elite institution, following Lee Yuan-tseh who won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry