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Trump names noted pro-life leader to HHS post

Charmaine Yoest, the former president of Americans United for Life, has been named by President Trump to be assistant secretary for public affairs at the Department of Health and Human Services.

Pope decries violence, underlines Christian unity, on first day of Egypt visit

Pope Francis said that Christians and Muslims together must promote “civility of encounter” as the only viable alternative to “the incivility of conflict,” in a speech to an inter-religious peace conference hosted by Al Azhar University in Cairo.

Chinese police raid ‘underground’ Catholic parish

Chinese police raided an ‘underground’ Catholic Church last week, disrupting Mass, and announcing that they had successfully stopped “illegal religious activity.”

Filipino President Duterte cited for ‘crimes against humanity,’ bishop backs charge

A Catholic bishop in the Philippines has endorsed a complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte, filed with the International Criminal Court, accusing him of crimes against humanity.

Irish theologian raps ‘service-station approach’ to liturgy

A noted Irish theologian has called for a change in pastoral approaches, saying that the decline in active faith is connected with the “uninspiring” liturgy.

Venezuelan bishop: international pressure needed to prod government to end crisis

A Venezuelan bishop has said that international pressure is needed to prod his country’s government into accepting a peaceful solution to the current political impasse.

Pope arrives in Egypt

Pope Francis has arrived in Egypt for a two-day visit, which will be highlighted by a Friday address to an inter-religious conference hosted by Al Azhar University.

USCCB: bishop calls for changes to House Republicans’ health care bill

The chairman of the US bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development renewed his criticisms of portions of health-care legislation proposed by House Republicans.

French cardinal rues ‘democracy gone mad’ in ‘worst-ever election campaign’

Stating that “our voters are totally lost,” Cardinal Philippe Barbarin of Lyon expressed deep frustration with the French presidential election campaign.

Algeria: bishops distance themselves from monk’s crowdfunding campaign for beatification cause

The postulator of the beatification cause of 19 monks slain in Algeria launched—and soon stopped—a GoFundMe crowdfunding campaign to raise 10,000 euros to pay for the cause.