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Guatemalan president demands commission desist from abortion activism

President of Guatemala, Alejandro Giammattei, in protocolary session of the Permanent Council of the OAS. / Credit: Juan Manuel Herrera/OAS (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)Washington D.C., Jun 30, 2022 / 19:00 pm (CNA).In a June 28 protocol session of the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States in Washington, D.C., Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei demanded that the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) "respect the sovereignty and freedom of each state" and stop being an "activist" for abortion.Giammattei criticized the 2021 annual report of the IACHR, which calls out Guatemala in Chapter IV.b. The commission noted that Guatemala joined "the 'Geneva Consensus to Promote Women's Health and the Promotion of the Family,'" which "expressly excludes abortion as an integral part of women's right to sexual and reproductive health" and affirms "there is no international obligation of the states to guarantee or facilitate its access."In addition, the IACHR cr...

Bishop walks on his knees to bid farewell to Our Lady of San Juan de los Lagos in Mexico

A procession of the Virgin of San Juan de los Lagos in Mexico. / Credit: Courtesy of the Historical Archive of the Cathedral of San Juan de los LagosMexico City Newsroom, Jun 30, 2022 / 18:40 pm (CNA).In a farewell gesture to Our Lady of San Juan de los Lagos and his now former diocese, Bishop Jorge Alberto Cavazos Arizpe on June 28 walked on his knees from the back of the diocesan basilica to the altar where her miraculous image is kept.Cavazos headed the diocese of San Juan de los Lagos for six years and was recently appointed Archbishop of San Luis Potosí, succeeding Archbishop Jesús Carlos Cabrero Romero, who last year turned 75, the age at which all bishops must submit their resignation to the Holy Father.Cavazos will be installed as the Archbishop of San Luis Potosí July 1. The miraculous image of the Virgin of San Juan de los Lagos is kept in the cathedral basilica of San Juan de los Lagos, the second most visited Marian shrine in Mexico.According to local accounts,...

Plenary Council is key moment for church in Australia

SYDNEY (CNS) — The Second Assembly of Australia’s Plenary Council runs July 3-9. A Plenary...

Court allows N.Y. health worker vaccine mandate without religious exemption

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Supreme Court June 30 rejected a challenge to New York’s vaccine...

Former U.K. Cabinet member: China is threat to Hong Kong religions

LONDON (CNS) — The Rev. Jonathan Aitken, a former U.K. Cabinet minister, said religious freedom...

Pope reflects on papacy in interview with Argentine news agency

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis said the goals he has achieved in more than...

Vatican confirms sale of London property at heart of finance trial

Bishop Nunzio Galantino, president of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See, pictured in 2016. / Alexey Gotovsky/CNA.Vatican City, Jul 1, 2022 / 09:49 am (CNA).The Vatican has confirmed the sale of the luxury London property at the center of a financial corruption trial.A July 1 statement from the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See (APSA) reported that the Vatican sold the building on 60 Sloane Avenue in London to Bain Capital for £186 million ($223.6 million)."The losses incurred with respect to what was spent on the purchase of the property were conferred to the reserve of the Secretariat of State, without in any way in this circumstance touching Peter's Pence or the donations of the faithful," it said.The Secretariat of State began to purchase the building eight years ago as an investment property intended for development into luxury apartments. The Vatican spent about 350 million euros ($364 million) on the investment for a building that...

Nigerian archbishop cries at gravesite of slain priest as Catholics protest violence

Priests protest at the funeral of Father Vitus Borogo in the archdiocese of Kaduna on June 30, 2022. / Photos courtesy of the Catholic Archdiocese of KadunaRome Newsroom, Jul 1, 2022 / 07:00 am (CNA).Hundreds of Catholics protested violence against Christians in Nigeria at a funeral for a slain priest on Thursday."We have buried a number of priests back to back. People are tired, people are frustrated, people are depressed," Father Daniel Kyom, a priest of the Archdiocese of Kaduna, told CNA on July 1."People are tired of the killing. A lot of people have died as a result of this terrorism, and a good part of those who have died are priests," he said.Kyom said that shortly before the funeral Mass on June 30 some priests decided to print out signs to carry in protest of the violence against Christians in northern Nigeria, where two churches were attacked last week.More than 700 people, including about 100 priests, were present at the funeral where the priests protested, accordin...

Advocates look to other avenues after court limits EPA on carbon emissions

Advocates expressed disappointment that the U.S. Supreme Court has limited Environmental Protection Agency action to...

NY AG asks Google to remove pregnancy centers from 'abortion' search results

New York Attorney General Letitia James speaks to the media on May 26, 2022, in New York City. / ShutterstockWashington, D.C. Newsroom, Jul 1, 2022 / 12:58 pm (CNA).New York's attorney general office sent Google a letter Tuesday requesting that the company remove pro-life pregnancy centers from search results for abortion services."A search through Google Maps seeking 'abortion' and a location will provide a local listing of both those health care providers who offer abortion services and organizations that do not provide abortion care," wrote Darsana Srinivasan, chief of the health care bureau in the attorney general's office.Nearly 3,000 U.S. pregnancy centers provide "??essential medical, education and support services" to millions every year at little to no cost, according to the Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI), the research arm of SBA Pro-Life America. Thousands of licensed medical workers serve these centers, according to CLI.But in her letter, Sriniv...

Thought of the Day

Matthew 9:12bc
“Those who are well do not need a physician, but the sick do.”

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