Contribute to Congo's development, bishops' conference urges multinational corporations (CNS) “Instead of contributing to our country’s development and benefiting our people, however, our mineral, petrol and forest resources have become the cause of our misfortune,” said Msgr. Donatien Nshole, secretary-general of the bishops’ conference. “Our fellow-citizens find themselves stripped of their lands, without any reward or compensation, through concessions and sales made to this or that mine or forest exploiter.”
Scranton diocese begins probe of national shrine's rector (CNA) “Approximately one year ago, concerns were raised in the public sector regarding Msgr. Walter Rossi, a priest who was incardinated in the Diocese of Scranton but who has served more than 20 years at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception,” the Pennsylvania diocese said in a statement. “The Diocese of Scranton referred those initial concerns to the Archdiocese of Washington, which investigated certain specific allegations and determined them to be unfounded. Additional concerns have now surfaced, however, requiring a broadened investigation.”
'False and gratuitous': Indian bishop criticizes judge's comments (AsiaNews) “This court feels it appropriate to point out that Christian missionaries are always the source of attack in one way or the other and, in the present era, there are several accusations against them for indulging in compulsory conversion of people of other religions into Christianity,” a state high court judge recently said.
Hong Kong priest decries government oppression (AsiaNews) “This is about people being abused by the government, people being falsely arrested by the police, people being unfairly prosecuted by the Department of Justice,” said Father Carlos Cheung. “As Christians who are well familiar with words of justice, do we choose to remain silent when the world needs us to speak up?”