11 Sep 2014 USA No comments

Tense political divide doesn't stop Christian unity over Middle East

Washington D.C., Sep 11, 2014 / 03:03 am .- Despite strained political differences, Christian leaders at a historic ecumenical conference voiced the need for un…

Read more

15 Oct 2015 News Vatican No comments

Do not be fooled by ‘doctors of law’ who limit God’s love, says Pope Francis

Pope says God's love is not reserved to those who follow the Commandments Obedience to God’s commandments must be the response to his limitless love, but it …

Read more

25 Sep 2015 News USA No comments

Pope Francis to women religious: where would the Church be without you?

At Vespers the Pope also warned priests and religious in New York against 'worldly comfort' During an evening prayer service at St Patrick’s Cathedral in New Y…

Read more

14 Mar 2016 Europe News No comments

Pope's schedule for the 31st World Youth Day in Auschwitz, Poland

According to the draft itinerary released by the Vatican Radio on Saturday, the Pontiff is set to make a five-day trip to Poland in July for the 31st World Yout…

Read more

01 Oct 2014 Exhortations Comments (7)

To a Catholic; an exhortation to Confession

My dear, it is important to understand that sin is a very serious thing. It should never be easy to go to confession as such. Since you already have that "sense…

Read more

14 Oct 2015 Europe News No comments

Aid workers in Greece braced for more migrants, despite worsening weather

Those fleeing conflict remain undeterred by the worsening weather and colder autumn temperatures Greece is bracing itself for thousands more Syrians and othe…

Read more

20 Feb 2016 News Vatican No comments

Top Vatican clergyman vehemently denies allegations of child sex abuse claims

Vatican’s top financial official, Cardinal George Pell has vehemently rejected allegations thrown against him over sexual abuse of minors. Cardinal Pell, who…

Read more

20 Sep 2014 Articles Comments (1)

Does Luke Contradict Himself on When Jesus Was Born?

St. Luke begins the second chapter of his Gospel with a chronological note about when Jesus was born: writing: In those days a decree went out from Caesar Au…

Read more

10 Sep 2016 News Comments (1)

Leprosy in CA schools? Terrified parents demand answers

'There is no risk at this time.' Students were sent home from school with a warning claiming two students "might" have leprosy. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic …

Read more
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Vatican official cancels visit to Nepal, apparently hoping to avoid provocation

A Vatican official has cancelled a visit to Nepal, apparently because of an internal political controversy in the Asian country.

Cardinal Fernando Filoni, the prefect of the Congregation for Evangelization, had been scheduled to visit Nepal from September 15 to 19. But the country’s foreign ministry reportedly decided that the timing of the cardinal’s visit was inopportune.

Nepal has been locked in a tense debate about a proposed new constitution, and particularly about the treatment of religious freedom in that document. The country’s Hindu majority is pressing for recognition of their faith as the official religion of Nepal, while religious minorities—including Christians—hope to preserve the country’s secularity.

The proposed visit by Cardinal Filoni, apparently, was seen as a potential focus for religious rivalries. The Nepalese government has been fearful of such confrontations since August, when riots sparked by Hindu protests caused dozens of casualties.

By Catholic World News


Leave a Reply

  1. most read post
  2. Most Commented
  3. Choose Categories