Edward Pentin

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Italy to Help Asia Bibi Leave Pakistan as Pressure Mounts to Grant Her Asylum

Italy said on Tuesday it will help Asia Bibi obtain asylum after Pakistan’s government indicated the Catholic mother of five would not be allowed to go abroad, placing her and her family’s lives in danger. Pakistan’s Supreme Court acquitted Asia...

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Demonic or Just Art? Controversial Light Show Projected onto Famous Rome Basilica

A lightshow projected onto a number of church facades in Rome at the end of October was “extremely disturbing” and even “sacrilegious” for some observers while its creators defended it as a “transformation” of Rome's historic center (see clip...

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Why Catholic Teaching is ‘Increasingly Embarrassing’ to Church Leaders (Part 2)

In the first part of his interview with the Register, Professor Thomas Pink explained why forgetting we live in a fallen, unconverted world of largely unbaptized people has led many Church leaders to falsely believe the Church can find harmony...

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Youth Synod Final Document: Five Areas of Concern

The Vatican released the final document of the Youth Synod on Saturday evening, and although the 249 synod fathers who voted on the document gave it a sustained round of applause after the voting ended, various paragraphs are causing concern,...

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Higher Representation of African, Asian Prelates on Synod of Bishops’ Ordinary Council

The sixteen prelates elected on Friday as members of the Ordinary Council of the General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops — an influential group responsible for the preparation of the next synod — include some well-known names and a larger...

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Draft of Final Document Thrusts Synodality to the Fore

An element of the draft final document of the Youth Synod of concern to some Synod Fathers this week has been the unexpected addition of the theme of “synodality” — a word that has come to mean decentralizing and democratizing the Church and the...

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Are Efforts Being Made to Smuggle Rejected Topics into Youth Synod?

The Synod Fathers are currently examining and debating the final document of the Youth Synod, tabling amendments and propositions (modi) to the draft which will be voted on, paragraph by paragraph, on Saturday.  The general sense among the...

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African Bishop Concerned About Synod Fathers Wanting to Please the Media

“Diluting the truth” does not go down well in Africa, said Bishop Andrew Nkea Fuanya of Mamfe, Cameroon. “Once we speak ambiguous language, the youth get confused and they go astray.”  Speaking to the Register on the sidelines of the Youth Synod...

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Why Catholic Teaching Is ‘Increasingly Embarrassing’ to Church Leaders (Part 1)

Over recent decades, some Church leaders have become ever more reticent in standing up for Catholic teaching, especially when it comes to morality. Rarely do these prelates defend the unborn from the pulpit, condemn the intrinsic evil of...

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Cardinal Sarah’s Synod Intervention: Teach Youth the Faith With Courage, Honesty

The Church’s moral teaching is “not lacking in clarity” and should not be watered down “by hiding the truth in order to attract young people into the bosom of the Church,” Cardinal Robert Sarah said. In his intervention at the Youth Synod...