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Chaldeans in Iraq get new church || SW NEWS || 549 Pontifical Academy for Life, US bishops and pro-life outfits welcome SCOTUS judgment The US Supreme Court repeal of Roe v Wade has been welcomed …More
Chaldeans in Iraq get new church || SW NEWS || 549
Pontifical Academy for Life, US bishops and pro-life outfits welcome SCOTUS judgment The US Supreme Court repeal of Roe v Wade has been welcomed by the Pontifical Academy for Life. Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, the president of the Vatican-based academy, has stated that the verdict is a powerful invitation to reflect together on the serious and urgent issue of human generativity and the conditions that make it possible. Similarly, pro-life organizations in the US have also lauded the repealing of Roe v Wade on June 24 almost five decades after it was passed. Pope gives mandate to Catholic families at the end of World Meeting of Families At the conclusion of the 10th World Meeting of Families, Pope Francis gave a mandate to Catholic families. His Holiness exhorted them to proclaim the beauty of being family with joy! Proclaim the grace of Christian marriage to children and young people, he said. The Meeting concluded on Saturday night with the celebration of Holy Mass in St Peter’s Square. Copies of the papal mandate were distributed to all the pilgrims and participants who had gathered in the square on Sunday for the customary Angelus. Philippines church declared as nation’s first international shrine The Church in the Philippines has got a rare honor as one of its shrines has received international status. The Antipolo Cathedral, which is known as the National Shrine of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage, has been designated by the Vatican as an international shrine. The announcement was made by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) on Sunday. Thousands march for the defense of life in Spain’s Madrid On Sunday, June 26, the Spanish capital Madrid witnessed thousands of people taking to the street to protest against the repressive pro-abortion and euthanasia laws. Boldly proclaiming the sanctity of life right from conception, the march was held with the motto "We risk our lives! Enough of laws against truth and human nature!" Protesters marched from the Glorieta de Bilbao to the Plaza de Colon denouncing the laws allowing abortion and assisted dying. Nigeria bishop urges Catholics to play active role in politics A bishop in northern Nigeria has urged Catholic believers to play an active role in politics to create a better society as the nation plunges into chaos. Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah of Sokoto Diocese in the north said the active involvement of Christians and Catholics would change the ugly face of Nigerian politics which is marked by corruption, killings and other vices. Armed men kill 2 Catholic priests in Nigeria In Nigeria, two priests were killed in separate incidents in Kaduna and Edo states. Fr Vitus Borogo, serving in the Kaduna Archdiocese, was murdered by armed men on June 25 at a Prison farm following a raid. The diocese confirmed the death of the priest. He was serving as Chaplain of the Catholic Community of Kaduna State Polytechnic and the Chairman of the Nigerian Catholic Diocesan Priests Association’s Kaduna chapter. Chaldean patriarch blesses new church in Iraqi city of Erbil Saturday, June 25, was a day of rejoicing for the Chaldean Church in Iraq as a new church was blessed in the city of Erbil. His Beatitude Cardinal Louis Raphael Sako consecrated the new St Thomas Church in the Christian district of Ankawa in the presence of Archbishop Bashar Matti Warda of Erbil, priests, deacons, nuns and a large number of believers. Bishops decry record number of abortions in England and Wales Pro-life supporters have decried the record number of abortions in England and Wales in 2021. According to new statistics released by the government on June 21, 214,869 abortions were performed last year in England and Wales. It is the highest since the Abortion Act was introduced in 1967. It was 4,000 more than the number of abortions performed in 2020. US pro-choice outfits seek ways to block anti-abortion legislation After the overturning of Roe v Wade in the US, pro-choice outfits are seeking ways to prevent abortion bans from coming into place. The Utah branch of Planned Parenthood filed a lawsuit on Saturday seeking to block the state's abortion ban, which came into effect on Friday.