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News in the Church | Morning News 26.06.2024

The renaming occurs within the context of the greater persecution of all religious expression within China. (photo: Maxx Studio / Shutterstock)

News in the Church | Morning News 26.06.2024

By Pål Johannes Nes

This is a summary of the morning news stories in the Church from EWTN Norway. We bring you key updates and insights to keep you informed about important events and developments.

Pope Francis Meets with Leaders of Institute of Christ the King, a Latin Mass Group

Pope Francis recently held a meeting with leaders of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest, a group known for its dedication to the Latin Mass. This meeting underscores the Pope’s commitment to dialogue and unity within the diverse expressions of Catholic liturgical practice. The discussions focused on the role of the Latin Mass in the contemporary Church and the importance of maintaining liturgical traditions while fostering inclusivity and unity. For the full story, visit EWTN Norway

Former Anglican Priest Ordained a Catholic Bishop

In a significant event, a former Anglican priest has been ordained as a Catholic bishop. This ordination marks a notable moment of ecumenical progress and highlights the ongoing journey of many former Anglican clergy into the Catholic Church. The new bishop’s journey and ordination are seen as a testament to the unity of Christian faith and the welcoming nature of the Catholic Church. For the full story, visit EWTN Norway

Pope Francis Meets with Russian Ambassador to the Vatican

Pope Francis has met with the Russian Ambassador to the Vatican, signaling ongoing diplomatic efforts between the Holy See and Russia. The meeting focused on various global issues, including peace efforts and humanitarian concerns. This interaction highlights the Vatican’s role in international diplomacy and its commitment to fostering dialogue and understanding among nations. For the full story, visit EWTN Norway

Patriarch Pizzaballa Discusses Holy Land Challenges in Interview

Patriarch Pierbattista Pizzaballa, the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, has given an insightful interview discussing the various challenges facing the Holy Land, including tensions in Jerusalem, Gaza, and Lebanon. He emphasized the importance of peace and reconciliation efforts and highlighted the Church’s role in supporting local communities amidst ongoing conflicts. The Patriarch’s perspectives provide a deeper understanding of the complex issues in this region. For the full story, visit Vatican News

Chinese Communist Party Erasing Religion with Village Renaming Effort

In a concerning development, the Chinese Communist Party has initiated a campaign to erase religious presence by renaming villages. This effort is part of a broader strategy to diminish the influence of religion in Chinese society. The move has raised alarms about religious freedom and human rights in China, as it significantly impacts various religious communities, including Catholics. For the full story, visit National Catholic Register

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