|Diocese of Rome: Thousands expected at Vatican for ecumenical prayer vigil ahead of synod
|The prayer service will take place just days before the launch of the 16th General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops in Rome over the course of October.
|England’s historic Shrine of Our Lady at Walsingham gets new rector
|The ancient medieval shrine is one of the oldest religious sites in England and is considered “a significant place in converting England back to the Catholic faith.”
|Swiss bishop calls for women’s ordination, end to celibacy ahead of synod
|“It’s time to abolish mandatory celibacy,” Bishop Felix Gmür of Basel told the Swiss newspaper NZZ am Sonntag on Sept 24.
|German bishops in tug of war over blessing same-sex unions
|Ahead of the bishops’ meeting several priests conducted an event blessing same-sex couples outside the iconic Cologne Cathedral.
|Abducted priest in Nigeria released, diocese ‘grateful’
|Father Marcellinus Obioma Okide, a parish priest at St. Mary Amofia-Agu Affa Parish in the Enugu Diocese, was set free on Thursday evening, Sept. 21.