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Iran expels elderly Italian nun who served leprosy patients for 26 years | SW NEWS | 276 An elderly Italian nun has been expelled from Iran after having worked among leprosy patients for 26 years. …More
Iran expels elderly Italian nun who served leprosy patients for 26 years | SW NEWS | 276

An elderly Italian nun has been expelled from Iran after having worked among leprosy patients for 26 years. Seventy-five-year-old Sister Giuseppina Berti, who served in the leprosarium of Tabriz and currently resides in Isfahan in the house of the Congregation of the Daughters of Charity, will have to leave the Islamic country shortly after authorities refused to renew her visa. Fr Ger Nash appointed new bishop of Ferns Diocese in Ireland The Holy Father has appointed a new bishop for the Diocese of Ferns in Ireland. On June 11, the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Fr Ger Nash of the Diocese of Killaloe was announced as the new shepherd of Ferns in Southeastern Ireland at 11 am local time. The appointment was also simultaneously read out in the Vatican. Canada bishops: Delegation of Indigenous Peoples to visit Holy Father As the ramifications of the discovery of the remains of children of Indigenous Peoples on the premises of a former school are being felt in Canada, the Catholic bishops of the country have pledged true and deep commitment to renew the relationship with such communities. G7 leaders urge China to stop human rights violations in Xinjiang province China’s persecution of minorities is once again in the limelight with the richest democracies of the world calling on Beijing to respect human rights. The leaders of the G7 nations who are taking part in a summit in Britain said that China should respect human rights in Xinjiang where the Uygur Muslims are persecuted as well as in Hong Kong where it has enforced a draconian security law that stifles freedom of expression. Knights of Columbus new leader dedicates administration to St Joseph The new Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus Patrick E Kelly was installed along with other leaders of the global fraternal service organization in New Haven, USA, on Friday, June 12. In his address, Kelly paid tribute to his immediate predecessor Carl A. Anderson as well as the Knights who provided assistance during the pandemic crisis. He also stressed the importance to help parishioners return to Church as early as possible as pandemic restrictions are being lifted. Vatican’s Congregation for Clergy gets first Korean prefect For the first time in its history, the Vatican’s Congregation for the Clergy will have a South Korean prefect. Bishop Lazarus You Heung-Sik was appointed by Pope Francis as the new prefect of the congregation. The prelate replaces Cardinal Beniamino Stella of Italy, who has reached the canonical age limit to hold any office in the Church. Polish bishops reconsecrate nation to Sacred Heart of Jesus Poland was reconsecrated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus on June 11, at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Krakow. The ceremony also marked the centenary of a similar national consecration at the same location. The consecration was renewed by Archbishop Stanislaw Gadecki, who heads the catholic bishops’ conference, while celebrating Mass. Texas Supreme Court rejects defamation suit against Lubbock Diocese The Supreme Court in the US state of Texas has rejected a defamation lawsuit filed against the Diocese of Lubbock by a former deacon. He challenged the diocese listing him as “credibly accused” of abusing a minor. Following an 8-1 decision, the court ruled that the First Amendment protects the internal management decisions of Churches from secular courts and governments