The ecumenical monastic community of Taizé celebrated a triple anniversary this month. It has become the venue for an international exchange of diverse socio-cultural realities.
I spent two weeks in the ecumenical monastic community of Taizé this month alongside thousands of other pilgrims. Taizé recently celebrated three anniversaries.
340 rabbis sent a letter to Congress Aug. 17 supporting the agreement and rejecting the notion that most American Jews oppose it.
Bishops urged their governments to settle a growing refugee crisis around the port of Calais, where migrants have died attempting illegal crossings of the Channel Tunnel.
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French Catholics have urged church support for a campaign to stop Western companies from buying oil from the Islamic State group, in effect funding the mass killing of Christians.
"Our brothers and sisters are being massacred, women and children taken into slavery -- and while Christians are suffering most, so are Muslims and other minorities," said Joseph Thouvenel, vice president of the French Confederation of Christian Workers.
While little has been divulged officially so far about the views collected from Catholic respondents, it's been possible to glean some measure of the strong feelings being expressed.
The presidents of the bishops' conferences of Germany, France and Switzerland decided their preparation for the Synod of Bishops on the family could benefit from listening to theologians, biblical scholars and canon lawyers from all three countries, said the spokesman for the German bishops.
"It was a real fruitful discussion and very broad and that was important; it was not just about the hot topics" of divorce and homosexuality, Matthias Kopp, the spokesman, told Catholic News Service on Wednesday.