Faith News Analysis
Claire Giangravé - Religion News ServiceAugust 11, 2020
The deal may protect Chinese Catholics—but it also might muffle Pope Francis’ voice on human rights.
A Lebanese woman lights a candle in front of a portrait of Italian Jesuit priest, Father Paolo Dall'Oglio, at the St. Joseph Church in Beirut, Lebanon, in July 2015. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
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Claire Giangravé - Religion News ServiceJuly 30, 2020
“My appeal is not to forget about Syria,” said Immacolata Dall’Oglio, sister of the Rev. Paolo Dall’Oglio, who went missing in Syria on July 29, 2013.
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Claire Giangravé - Religion News ServiceJune 09, 2020
During his homily, Cardinal Kevin Farrell pointed to the "distorted way of thinking" that can sometimes lead Christians "to identify with only one side, distancing ourselves from those who belong to the other side.
Workers wear masks as a protection against the spread of the new coronavirus as they leave from a day's work in Managua, Nicaragua, on May 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Alfredo Zuniga)
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Claire Giangravé - Religion News ServiceMay 13, 2020
According to Bishop Silvio José Báez, the auxiliary bishop of Managua, Nicaragua, the Nicaraguan government is neglecting its duties in protecting the people from the pandemic.
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Claire Giangravé - Religion News ServiceMay 04, 2020
In Italy, which still has the highest death toll in Europe, small weddings and funerals are allowed, but restaurants, gyms and churches will be the last to reopen at the end of the month.
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Claire Giangravé - Religion News ServiceMay 01, 2020
Francis showed his support through the papal almoner Cardinal Konrad Krajewski, the administrator of the pope’s charitable work, who wired money to the transgender community late last week.
Pope Francis coughs inside the Basilica of Saint Anselmo prior to the start of a procession to the Basilica of Santa Sabina before the Ash Wednesday Mass in Rome on Feb. 26. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
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Claire Giangravé - Religion News ServiceMarch 03, 2020
Italy has reported more than 1,800 cases of the China-born virus and 66 people have died while nearly 150 have recovered, while the rest allegedly remain in quarantine. Most of the cases were reported in northern Italy, near Milan and Venice.
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Claire Giangravé - Religion News ServiceMarch 03, 2020
What started as a small tournament for clergy in the Eternal City has become a global attraction, as many international seminarians studying in Rome compete for the sought-after prize.
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Claire Giangravé - Religion News ServiceFebruary 07, 2020
The Pontifical University Regina Apostolorum on the outskirts of Rome hosted the prom night, where people with disabilities had their photos taken on the red carpet, enjoyed a pizza-filled buffet and danced the night away with pop songs selected by a DJ.