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'Zimbabwe is burning': Bishops call for peace amid violent protests, crackdown

Harare, Zimbabwe, Jan 22, 2019 / 02:16 am (EWTN News/CNA).- As political protests in Zimbabwe have turned violent and even fatal, reportedly leaving at least 12 people dead, the bishops of the country have called for peaceful resolutions to the crisis.

Nigerian bishops call for fair elections, warn against selling votes

Lagos, Nigeria, Jan 21, 2019 / 07:54 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- As the Nigerian presidential election approaches, the Catholic Bishop's Conference in the country emphasized the importance of electoral honesty and cautioned citizens against political corruption.

Pope Francis tells Christians to share their gifts with each other

Rome, Italy, Jan 18, 2019 / 02:19 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The path to Christian unity takes a willingness to acknowledge and share in the gifts other Christian communities have also received, Pope Francis said at an ecumenical Vespers service Friday.

Manx abortion bill receives royal assent

Douglas, Isle of Man, Jan 16, 2019 / 02:39 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The Isle of Man's Abortion Reform Bill 2018 gained royal assent Tuesday, meaning women in the territory will soon be able to procure elective abortion up to 14 weeks of pregnancy.

China's crackdown on Christians continues

Beijing, China, Jan 15, 2019 / 04:01 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- A campaign by the Chinese government to 'Sinicize' religion is ongoing, with detention and indoctrination of Muslims in the far west of the country, and the closing of underground churches to the east.

Church in DRC urges pressure on electoral commission over disputed vote

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Jan 14, 2019 / 12:51 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- After a disputed presidential election in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the nation's bishops have asked the UN Security Council to push the election commission to publish data from the vote.

Caritas Rome will continue receiving Trevi Fountain coins, mayor clarifies

Rome, Italy, Jan 14, 2019 / 03:43 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- After several weeks of confusion, the mayor of Rome has clarified that coins scooped from the famous Trevi Fountain will not be used to pay for city council maintenance projects, but instead will continue to go to Caritas, a Catholic charity that helps Rome's poor and homeless.

What pro-life Ireland can learn from pro-life America

Dublin, Ireland, Jan 13, 2019 / 05:52 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- With the dawn of legal abortion in Ireland, the pro-life movement in the country is beginning a fight that their U.S. counterparts have been engaged in since 1973.

German officials did not violate homeschoolers' rights, European court says

Strasbourg, France, Jan 11, 2019 / 08:01 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Two homeschooling German parents who said their parental rights were violated by the enforcement of compulsory school attendance laws did not prevail in the European Court of Human Rights, which unanimously rejected their claims Thursday.

DRC bishops question presidential election results

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Jan 10, 2019 / 12:55 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The bishops of the Democratic Republic of the Congo are among several major observers casting doubt on the results of the nation's Dec. 30 presidential elections.