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The following is the message of condolences for the victims of the terrorist attack that took place late yesterday evening in a mosque in Québec in Canada, sent by Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin on behalf of the Holy Father Francis to Cardinal Gérald Cyprien Lacroix, archbishop of Québec. ...read more
We had the great honor and privilege of hosting Cardinal Orlando Quevedo, OMI, Metropolitan Archbishop of Cotabato in the Philippines in our new studios today. Cardinal Quevedo was in town to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the foundation of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate (how cool is that?!) Cardinal Quevedo was born in Laoag, ...read more
An expert in Arabic and Islamic studies examines ISIS and Boko Haram and explains how Western nations should respond to Islamic extremism. How are you going to spend the next five minutes of your time?  You could browse social media or check your email, but how about meeting a fascinating person and learning something relevant ...read more
On Monday, November 30, 2015, on the final day of his first Apostolic Visit to Africa, Pope Francis met with the Muslim Community in Bangui, Central African Republic. Below you will find the full text of his prepared remarks: Address of Pope Francis Meeting with the Muslim Community Bangui, Central Mosque November 30, 2015 Dear ...read more
“Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is a despot whose shooting and shelling of his own people cannot be defended,” wrote the Catholic Register in an editorial earlier this year, “yet he may be the last line of defence for Syria’s Catholics.” The editorial captures the paradox of a country where, despite an escalating civilian death toll, ...read more
Tonight on Perspectives: Praying for peace in the Middle East. Salt + Light speaks with His Excellency, Bishop William Shomali of Jerusalem. ...read more