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Church Fresco Depicts Tito, Marx and Engels in Hell

The Church is in Montenegro: A church in Montenegro has sparked controversy by displaying a fresco depicting Yugoslav communist leader Josip Broz Tito in the fires of hell with Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. The newly built Church of Resurrection … Continue reading

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Cuba Makes Good Friday a Holiday!

USA Today is reporting: Havana (AP) – Cuba has honored an appeal by Pope Benedict XVI and declared next week’s Good Friday a holiday for the first time since the early days following the island’s 1959 Revolution, though a decision … Continue reading

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Fidel Castro to be Received Back into the Catholic Church?

Fidel Castro will be received back into the communion of the Roman Catholic Church during Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to the island in March, the Italian press is reporting. If true, this is a remarkable story — and one that … Continue reading

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North Koreans Punished for Insufficient Grief

Oh my… Authorities in North Korea are reportedly punishing citizens – six months of hard labour – who didn’t mourn hard enough over the death of “eternal leader” Kim Jong-il. Anyone who didn’t attend the histrionic mass gatherings in Kim’s … Continue reading

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Kim Jong Il is Dead

The much-feared North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il is dead. So reports the Sydney Morning Herald: Kim Jong-il, the second-generation North Korean dictator who defied global  condemnation to build nuclear weapons while his people starved, has died at the  age of … Continue reading

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Resurrection: The Catholic Church’s Comeback in Cuba

On The Deacon’s Bench: Cuba’s Catholic Church is enjoying new popularity and influence — and TIME magazine examines why, and some of the challenges the Church is facing: Last November, it opened a new seminary — the first since Fidel … Continue reading

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Chinese Priests Detained Over New Bishop

More persecution of the faithful in Red China: A number of priests and laymen in China’s underground Catholic church have been detained in the country’s northwest in a struggle over the appointment of a new bishop, overseas reports said Wednesday. … Continue reading

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What’s Behind China’s Hard Line Against Catholics?

But before we go there, just caught this breaking news: China is planning to ordain seven more bishops illegally, deepening the worst rift with the Vatican in recent memory. “We have had local elections for bishops and seven candidates have … Continue reading

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China Ordains Another Bishop

So they did it anyway: Beijing — China’s government-backed Catholic church ordained a bishop without the pope’s approval on Thursday, overruling objections from the Holy See and an appeal to Chinese leaders. The ordination is Beijing’s third without a papal … Continue reading

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Chinese Bishops ‘Taken Away’ by Police: Report

Brutish actions! Vatican City — Four bishops loyal to the Vatican have been “taken away” by Chinese police in recent days to take part in a state-sanctioned ordination, the Catholic news agency AsiaNews said on Monday. “Nobody knows where the … Continue reading

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