In U.S., Pope’s Popularity Continues to Grow — PEW Forum org

Nine-in-Ten Catholics View Pope Francis Favorably, on Par With Ratings for John Paul II Pope Francis arrives for a special audience for the Cassano allo Jonio diocese at the Vatican on February 21, 2015. Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images Nearly two years after becoming the leader of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis continues to grow more popular…

How enemies become friends: "Ecclesial communion in the service of reconciliation" — Evangelical Church in German on partnership with Church of England

It is 100 years since the First World War broke out. This event is being commemorated all through 2014. Consequently, representatives of the Church of England and the EKD held a theological conference in February to explore the theme of “ecclesial communion in the service of reconciliation”. In nearly 25 years of “Meissen” activity, the…

Paderborn: “Drei Orte – eine Ausstellung” — Credo Ausstellung (in German)

Diözesanmuseum : Lux Mundi CREDO-Ausstellung im Diözesanmuseum Das Diözesanmuseum bildet unter dem Titel Lux mundi – Licht der Welt – den thematischen Auftakt der CREDO-Ausstellung. Der Rundgang setzt chronologisch ein mit der Ausbreitung des Christentums in der Antike. Ausgehend von Rom, das als Grablege der Apostel Petrus und Paulus seit dem 4. Jahrhundert mehr und…

Due to forbidden of Arabic language in 16th Century Spain, how Muslims developed a linguistic variant of Spanish called “Aljamia” to keep their cultural traditions alive – IIS Lecture by Dr Martínez de Castilla

IIS Qur’anic Studies Unit Hosts Occasional Lecture July 2012 The Institute’s Qur’anic Studies Unit hosted an occasional lecture by Dr Nuria Martínez de Castilla of the Complutense University of Madrid. The lecture, entitled Surviving the Fall of Granada: The Qur’an among Muslims in 16th Century Spain, focused on the methods used by Muslims in the…

Ancient articles of faith: Catholic antiquities – The Independent UK Story

 Whether you believe in the spiritual power of religious relics or not, the British Museum’s exhibition of Catholic antiquities contains some wonderful art, says Adrian Hamilton   Reliquary pendant from the Holy Thorn (c.1340)   To hold an exhibition of sacred Roman Catholic relics in a country with quite so secular and Protestant a history…

China:Chinese Photographer Documents Catholic Resilience – VOA News

Lu Nan exhibit at Loyola University shows that faith thrives in China despite government opposition Photo: Lu Nan A Lu Nan photograph of Chinese Catholics The Loyola University Museum of Art in Chicago is displaying a collection of photographs that document the resilience of the Roman Catholic faith in China, an officially atheist country. Lu…

German Catholics leaving Church by thousands: report – Expatica.com

Germany’s Roman Catholic Church is losing thousands of members in its southern heartland in the wake of revelations about paedophile priests, the church and a media report said on Wednesday. The diocese of Freiburg said it lost 2,711 members in March, while 2,676 turned their backs on the Church in Rottenburg-Stuttgart, the Suedwest Presse local…