The Vatican has named Bishop Samuel Aquila as the next Archbishop of Denver this morning, following the appointment of the previous Archbishop Charles Chaput to Philadelphia.
Vatican spokesman Fr Federico Lombardi has denied rumours that a curial cardinal is suspected of orchestrating the so-called Vatileaks scandal, but admitted that the crisis is testing Catholics’ trust in the Holy See.
Cardinal Thomas Collins of Toronto has criticised plans to force Catholic schools in the Canadian province of Ontario to call support groups for gay pupils “gay-straight alliances”.
An Islamic cultural institute in Indonesia has honoured an Irish priest for his humanitarian work in Central Java over the past 40 years.
Fides reports that vocations to the Society of Jesus are booming in Vietnam.
And Daniel Heisey says that Paul VI showed Catholics that true joy is different to “emphatic cheerfulness”.
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