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LIMA, Peru, July 10, 2012–Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani of Lima has called for both sides involved in conflict over the construction of Peru’s largest mine to cease protest and reach an agreement through dialogue. Protests against the Conga Mine in the region of Cajamarca began on June 26 and resulted in violent clashes between protestors […]

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LIMA, Peru, July 10, 2012–Archbishop Miguel Cabrejos of Trujillo, Peru, agreed Friday to mediate in the mining conflict in the region of Cajamarca, in northern Peru, where five persons died this week in confrontations with the police. “The Church uses the word facilitator and is always disposed to contribute to peace, pacification and life. I […]

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ROME, Italy, July 10, 2012–A former head of the Vatican’s congregation on saints’ causes says Pope Benedict XVI could beatify his predecessors Pope John Paul I and Pope Paul VI during the upcoming Year of Faith. Although the process beatification is “generally very complex, in this case, the phases have been moving ahead,” Cardinal Jose […]

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JOS, Nigeria, July 9, 2012–Archbishop Ignatius A. Kaigama is concerned over the seemingly endless violence against Christians that claimed at least 58 lives this past weekend and hundreds of others in recent weeks. It is “our prayer that something definitive will be done to stop the situation that is inhuman,” the Archbishop of Jos, Nigeria […]

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LONDON, England, July 17, 2012–As part of the Catholic Church’s engagement alongside the 2012 Olympic Games, there will be two large official Masses. The first, at Westminster Cathedral on July 28, will mark the start of the 30th Olympic Games. The second, to be held at St. George’s Cathedral in Southwark in September will be […]

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