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Catholic priests, layperson arrested by Myanmar troops released | SW NEWS | 277 Six Catholic priests and a layperson who were arrested by the Myanmar military have been released. The vicar general …More
Catholic priests, layperson arrested by Myanmar troops released | SW NEWS | 277

Six Catholic priests and a layperson who were arrested by the Myanmar military have been released. The vicar general of Mandalay Archdiocese Monsignor Dominic Jyo Du has confirmed that the detained priests and layman were set free on June 13. Eritrea Catholic bishops protest against government takeover of Church schools In Eritrea, where Catholics are a minority, the bishops have voiced their indignation over the government acquisition of Church-run institutions. The Catholic Church is being targeted for years and there are accusations of the forcible takeover of Church institutions such as schools. Cardinal Tagle made a member of Congregation for Oriental Churches Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle has been given another key responsibility by Pope Francis. The Filipino cardinal has been made a member of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches by the Holy Father. Brisbane archdiocese urges believers to oppose Queensland's bid to legalize assisted suicide The Archdiocese of Brisbane in Australia has appealed to the faithful to protest against the state of Queensland’s bid to legalize assisted suicide. The archdiocese has urged believers to write, call or meet their respective parliamentarians ahead of the voting likely to be held in September. Franciscan priest killed in shootout between drug cartels in Mexico In Mexico, a Franciscan priest was killed in a shootout between drug traffickers on Saturday, June 12. Fr Juan Antonio Orozco Alvarado was shot while he was on his way to offer Mass in the village of Tepehuana de Pajaritos. Bishops of Burkina Faso, Niger call for improved security in region The Bishops' Conference of Burkina Faso and Niger has raised concerns about the rising insecurity in the Sahel area and urged authorities to quickly restore peace in the wake of a series of violent incidents. Paris Archdiocese seeks help to restore interior of Notre Dame Cathedral The archdiocese of Paris has launched an appeal seeking help to restore the interior of Notre-Dame Cathedral, a gothic architectural wonder, after it was damaged extensively in a devastating fire in 2019.
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