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Poland Grants Asylum To Belarus Olympic Sprinter

Poland says it has granted a humanitarian visa to a sprinter from Belarus who refused her team's order to fly home early from the Olympics. The offer is expected to lead to asylum in the European Union nation amid growing political and social turmoil in Belarus.

Attacks on churches continue in Canada

In the past several months, dozens of churches throughout Canada have been the objects of attacks ranging from vandalism to arson, with at least ten churches being completely destroyed by deliberately set fires.

Pope to youth in Medjugorje: follow Christ with courage and joy

Pope Francis sends a message to young people gathered at Mladifest, the annual international prayer meeting being held from 1-6 August in Medjugorje, Bosnia-Herzegovina. Entrusting them to the example of Mary, the Pope invites them to believe in the fullness and true happiness giving oneself to God brings.

Myanmar: Catholic priest, catechist abducted by armed group

The Bishop of Hakha on Sunday called for their immediate release.

Pope appoints new member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences

Professor Donna Theo Strickland, 2018 Nobel prize laureate and professor at the University of Waterloo, Canada, joins other academicians as a new member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences.

US Bishops applaud government support for Afghan helpers

Bishops in the US welcome government efforts to evacuate and save Afghan nationals who helped US troops during the two decades of US military campaign in Afghanistan. They insist that the sacrifices that these people have made "should not go unacknowledged."

Zambian president deploys army as pre electoral violence escalates.

Zambian President Edgar Chagwa Lungu Sunday ordered the deployment of the military in cities as pre electoral violence escalated ahead of presidential and parliamentary elections due on 12 August.

Albania repatriates Islamic State women, children despite controversy

A group of women and children who were the families of Albanian nationals who joined Islamic extremist groups fighting in Syria and Iraq have returned to their homeland. Their arrival Sunday comes amid a debate in several other countries in Europe on what to do with fighters and supporters of groups such as the Islamic State.

Caritas Oceania: united by faith and the ocean

The urgent need to care for the environment, in particular the ocean, coping with Covid and nurturing the faith were top priorities at the just concluded Caritas Oceania Annual Forum.

African Church leaders appeal for unity to overcome challenges

African Church leaders appeal for unity and communion in Christ who helps overcome all divisions in order to confront the many challenges facing the continent and our world.