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Dozens of Catholic villagers reportedly killed in Nigeria

Details are emerging of a violent raid by Fulani herdsmen in Nigeria that reportedly left dozens of Catholic villagers dead. Source: CNA.

Abortion World

Biden ‘gravely wrong’ to push abortion, Catholic bishops say

President Joe Biden must end his “single-minded” abortion extremism and see the humanity in unborn children, the United States bishops said this week. Source: CNA.

World

Ireland could lose one quarter of its priests in next 15 years

New figures on clerical numbers in Ireland show that a quarter of all priests serving in the Church are expected to retire over the next 15 years. Source: The Tablet.

World

Kidnappers release Cameroonian Catholics

Five priests, a religious sister and three laypeople who were kidnapped over a month ago in Cameroon have been freed in Nigeria. Source: Crux.

Vatican World

Vatican renews China deal on bishops

The Vatican has announced it has renewed its agreement with China on the appointment of bishops, extending a deal struck in 2018. Source: The Tablet.

Clergy World

US priests don’t trust their bishops, study finds

Priests in the United States have a “crisis of trust” toward their bishops as well as fear that if they were falsely accused of abuse, prelates would immediately throw them “under the bus”, a new study reveals. Source: CNS.

Synod World

Cardinal Kasper says Germany’s synodal path has failed

Cardinal Walter Kasper, president emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, says the German way forward on its “synodal path” is a failure. Source: The Tablet.

Sport World

Irish player calls on FA to tackle anti-Catholic abuse

An Irish professional soccer player is calling for action from the sport’s governing authority in England after he received racist and anti-Catholic abuse during a match in Sunderland. Source: Crux.

World

Eritrean authorities give no reason for detaining bishop

Eritrean authorities are continuing to detain a Catholic bishop who was arrested at the Asmara International Airport on October 15. Source: CNS.