ISIS promises to target Egypt’s Christians

An ISIS affiliate group in Egypt has released a video promising more attacks on the country’s Christians. The narrator says Christians there no longer had “dhimmi” protected status but were “infidels”. The video came after two Christians were shot dead in separate attacks.

Bishops denounce Mexican ‘folk saint’

US and Mexican bishops have denounced the cult of Santa Muerte, or holy death. Archbishop John Wester of Santa Fe said it was “antithetical” to the Church.

Franciscan to lead Lent retreat at the Vatican

Pope Francis has chosen a Franciscan, Fr Giulio Michelini, to lead his annual Lenten retreat with senior members of the Curia.

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