Edward Pentin

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Prayers for England’s Conversion as the Country Goes to the Polls

British citizens have been voting today in a pivotal general election that some are calling the most important in a generation. As the Jan. 31 Brexit deadline looms, the U.K. faces continued uncertainty and challenges, but also possible...

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Cardinal Tagle’s Appointment Points to New Curia, China, Papacy

Cardinal Luis Antonio Gokim Tagle’s appointment on Sunday to head one of the oldest, largest and most prestigious Vatican dicasteries is a significant move that points to substantial curial reform, a growing emphasis on Asia, and positions the...

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Report: Vatican Invested Peter’s Pence Funds in Elton John Biopic

The Italian daily newspaper Corriere della Sera has reported that Vatican prosecutors are investigating how funds from Peter’s Pence have been allegedly invested in loss-making enterprises as well as a movie censored in some countries because of...

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Video: Chaldean Archbishop Shares Latest on Situation Facing Iraqi Christians

The situation facing Christians in Northern Iraq remains unstable and uncertain but some hopeful signs are emerging and the Trump administration’s aid to the region is “very encouraging,” Chaldean archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil has said. In...

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German Bishop Urges Diocese Not to Be Intimidated as Synodal Path Begins

The German Catholic Church’s two-year Synodal Path, which began Sunday, must be about evangelization rather than “political or sociological process” or driven by a mainstream media ignorant of the Church, a German bishop has cautioned. Bishop...

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Pope Francis: Synodality Is a ‘Style’ Whose Soul Is the Holy Spirit

Addressing the International Theological Commission on its 50th anniversary at the Vatican Nov. 29, the Pope said:  “In the last five years, you have produced two relevant texts, the first offering a theological clarification on synodality...

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Christian Persecution in Europe ‘Much Closer’ Than Many Think, Warns Hungarian Premier

BUDAPEST — Hungary’s Prime Minister has warned that Europe’s religious, cultural and demographic nature is changing so rapidly that the kind of persecution of Christians taking place in such countries as Syria, Iraq and Nigeria is “much closer”...

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Is Australian Public Opinion Shifting in Cardinal Pell’s Favor?

Although a good deal of negative and angry opinion abounds, a number of commentators are beginning to voice doubts about Cardinal Pell's conviction.  One of them is Andrew Bolt, an analyst for Sky News Australia, who has been consistent in...

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Holy See Won’t Attend Summit Marking 25 Years Since Cairo Conference

The Holy See has announced it won’t be taking part in a summit on population and development this week in Nairobi, Kenya, that is to mainly focus on population control, gender ideology and abortion.  Vatican officials said they would have been...

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10 German Dioceses Push for Major Changes During Upcoming ‘Synodal Path’

Now that the Pan-Amazonian Synod is over, attention is turning to the German bishops’ “synodal path” whose latest development is the publication of a joint letter from vicars general representing 10 German archdioceses which strongly endorses the...