Daily Archives: December 7, 2011

Egypt – Extremists’ election success sparks fear

Catholic leaders in Egypt have expressed alarm after Islamist groups achieved shocking success in the first round of parliamentary elections, gaining more than 65 percent of the vote. The hardline Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice party received 45 percent, but … Continue reading

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Pope declares Aid to Church in Need a pontifical foundation

Vatican City, Dec 6, 2011 / 07:18 pm (CNA).- Pope Benedict XVI elevated Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need to the status of a pontifical foundation, emphasizing its decades of service. “ACN will continue as before, in a … Continue reading

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VATICAN CITY, 7 DEC 2911 – Benedict XVI dedicated the catechesis of today’s Wednesday audience, celebrated in the Vatican’s Paul VI Hall, to the Messianic Hymn of Jubilee, Jesus’ prayer of praise recorded in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke, … Continue reading

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Russia: only Catholic church to live through Soviet era now uses CTS Altar Missal

As we all get used to the Liturgy this Advent, the following ‘snippet’ (from Catholic Compass) provides an insight into the Catholic Church in the former Soviet Union. In the interests of fairness, I suppose I should add that there … Continue reading

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