Maenza has traveled to the region multiple times in the last two years, including a visit to Sinjar, home to the Yazidi religious minority, as well as Erbil, in Iraqi Kurdistan, where many Christians fled from ISIS in 2014.
In the four-page letter, the president of the German bishops’ conference told priests that there could be “no general, inter-denominational reception of the Eucharist” or “new forms of Eucharistic celebration.”
CIASE, set up by the Catholic Church in France in 2018, said its investigation has so far received 6,500 testimonies concerning at least 3,000 individual victims.
Out of 205 organizations, 63 were reviewed over “concerns that some of the non-financed activities and positions of international partner organizations might be in conflict with the Church’s social and moral teachings.”
The inspiring life of Antony Akkaraparambil, an impoverished father of nine children, has focused attention on the need to support large Catholic families in the southern state of Kerala.
At least 18 protesters were killed and 30 people were wounded on Sunday when police fired live rounds and used non-lethal force against the crowds, according to the UN’s human rights office.
In the letter, Br. Thunus explained that he was writing regarding around 1,750 religious men and women, most of whom are over 75 years of age.
The number of Canadians killed by physician-assisted suicide nearly doubled between 2017 and 2019, according to a 2020 report released by the Canadian government.
The document, entitled “Continuing the Journey,” calls for a sweeping renewal of the Church in Australia.