(The Conversation) — Christianity is the second-largest religion in Kazakhstan, with 26% of the population practicing the faith. But many Christians, especially in the smaller denominations, have experienced persecution.
By Samuel Petrequin and Nicole Winfield — September 20, 2022
ROME (AP) — Belgian bishops said their proposal is part of their church’s effort to be more responsive to its gay members and to “create a climate of respect, recognition and integration,” citing Pope Francis’ call for the church to be more welcoming to gays.
(RNS) — California is now among the U.S. states that have legalized the process of converting bodies into soil, a procedure the Catholic Church said fails to show 'respect for the body of the deceased.'