In the early hours of July 26 an attacker entered the Tsukui Yamayuri-en facility in Sagamihara, and stabbed 19 people to death.
Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen became a refugee after the fall of Saigon, and found welcome in Australia.
Landslides have cut off access to some remote villages, and aftershocks continue to be felt from two powerful quakes that struck the Japanese island of Kyushu on Friday.
The bishop’s death prevents him from facing further scrutiny by Australian and Vatican authorities over his actions for knowingly covering up clerical sex-abuse of children.
'Together we implore the Almighty above to inspire and strengthen us for the building of peace,' read a joint statement from the Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu and Sikh communities.
Archbishop Sebastian Francis Shaw of Lahore presided at the May 30 coronation Mass of the Blessed Virgin Mary at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in the city of Gujranwala.
The silver- and gold-plated reliquary of St. John XXIII contains a small piece of his skin. The relic of St. John Paul II is a vial of his blood, set in a similar reliquary.
The policy aims to ‘offer direction’ to those who manage Catholic educational institutions to ensure that they follow the original aim of Catholic education.
Euthanasia is illegal Down Under. However, there are lobbying efforts to legalize voluntary euthanasia, which its backers characterize as ‘dying with dignity.’
The April 2 ruling by Israel’s Supreme Court prohibits the routing of a security wall in a manner that would have separated 58 Christian families from their land.