Prelate appeals for prayer, dialogue in Yemen (AsiaNews) As the Yemeni Civil War worsened, Bishop Paul Hinder, the vicar apostolic of Southern Arabia, designated June 23 as a day of prayer for peace in Yemen. Following his June 17 Angelus address, Pope Francis also prayed for peace there.
St. John XXIII's remains return to Vatican (Zenit) For three weeks, the relics of Pope St. John XXIII (1881-1963) were venerated in his native Bergamo, in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of his election to the papacy and the 55th anniversary of his death. Click here for links to his encyclicals.
Leading Ecuador prelate laments rising youth violence (Fides) “We have not been able to offer them anything else, but [the] drug trade,” said the president of the bishops’ conference. “There are some who after years and years of study and sacrifice, even after university, have to give in to corruption to have any kind of job! And we are silent, we all know.”