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Another Catholic church in Myanmar suffers damage in shelling | SW NEWS | 272 The Myanmar military has shelled one more Catholic church in Kayah State, where it is fighting ethnic militia. The …More
Another Catholic church in Myanmar suffers damage in shelling | SW NEWS | 272
The Myanmar military has shelled one more Catholic church in Kayah State, where it is fighting ethnic militia. The church of Our Lady of Peace in the parish of Dongankha is the sixth church to be attacked in two weeks. US survey says most people support ban on abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy Here is good news for pro-life supporters. In the US, a survey conducted by a national pro-life group has revealed that most people support a 15-week ban on abortion. Result of the survey conducted by OnMessage Inc was released on Monday, June 7, by the Susan B Anthony List. Syro-Catholic prelate and Christian-Muslim mediator dies in France The Church in war-torn Syria has lost a courageous prelate who stood with suffering Christians during the days of the Islamic State occupation. Monsignor Jacques Behnan Hindo, the 80-year-old emeritus bishop of the Syro-Catholic eparchy of Hassake-Nisibi, passed away in France after a prolonged illness. The bishop chose to stay with his flock in Syria during the days of persecution and gave witness to the community as well as the priests. Polish archbishop writes to PM seeking easing of curbs on churches The Chairman of the Polish Catholic bishops’ conference has appealed to the government to ease pandemic restrictions in churches. In his letter to Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, Archbishop Stanislaw Gadecki said the present social distancing norms imposed on churches date back to the time when the number of daily new coronavirus infections in the country hovered around 30,000. Reuters says Boko Haram leader killed self to avoid capture by another Islamist outfit Quoting an audio clip released by the Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP) militant group, Reuters has reported that Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau is dead. The report said the leader of the Nigeria-based Islamist outfit died around May 18 after detonating an explosive device when he was being chased by ISWAP fighters. This has also been confirmed by a Nigerian intelligence report shared by government officials. Philippines Shrine of Our Lady of Mercy gets approval for pontifical coronation The image of Our Lady of Mercy popularly known as the “Mother of Novaliches” in Quezon City diocese in the Philippines has been granted canonical coronation by Pope Francis. Diocese of Shanghai in China gets four new priests The diocese of Shanghai in China, which belongs to the Patriotic Association loyal to the government, got four new priests on June 5, Saturday. Although five deacons were slated to be ordained, one of them, Paul Yang Dongdong, was denied government permission as he had taken part in the World Youth Day celebrations in Poland in 2016. Lebanese Cardinal re-consecrates nation, Middle East to Immaculate Heart Lebanese Cardinal Béchara Boutros Raï who heads the Maronite Church has re-consecrated the nation and the entire Middle East to the Immaculate Heart of Our Lady. During the liturgical celebration at the Marian sanctuary of Our Lady of Lebanon in Harissa on June 6, the Patriarch renewed the consecration to the Blessed Virgin. Pope tells visiting French priests to be shepherds with ‘smell of the sheep’ The Holy Father has exhorted priests to be shepherds with the smell of the sheep. The pontiff said this during a private audience with a group of young French priests studying in Rome on Monday, June 7. The pope reminded them that their academic pursuits are meant to prepare them to fulfil their future task of being pastors who proclaim the gospel of joy.