Senior Church officials in Rome, Hong Kong, and mainland China have independently confirmed to CNA that a decision to appoint Fr. Choy as Hong Kong’s next bishop has received final approval in Rome.
The annual report from Open Doors, released Jan. 15, ranked North Korea first on its list of 50 most dangerous countries in which to be Christian, the 18th straight year that the country has received that designation.
The regulations seek to ensure that federal government social service programs are administered in line with the First Amendment and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, so that religious groups are not barred simply on account of their religious status.
Under Utah law, certain professionals including clergy, teachers, medical professionals, and law enforcement must report allegations of child abuse to authorities.
The Vice President’s visit comes immediately after the U.S. religious freedom ambassador Sam Brownback traveled to Vatican City for the launch of the Abrahamic Faiths Initiative, held on Tuesday at the official residence of the U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See, Callista Gingrich.
Antisemitic attacks and speech, especially online, are on the rise in Italy.
The event is scheduled to occur on Feb. 1, 2020 at St. Bede Catholic Church in Williamsburg, Virginia.
The rescue of the tabernacle, and the Eucharist within it, took place at dawn, minutes before an aftershock left the church in ruins.
The bill would protect adoption agencies that follow their religious convictions in declining to place children with same-sex couples.
Preynat led a scouting camp until 1991, when parents accused him of abuse to the Lyon-Vienne archdiocese.