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Youth storm church in Nigeria (Vanguard (Lagos))

Members of Indigenous People of Biafra, a separatist group, stormed a church in Anambra State (map) as Mass was being celebrated.

Puerto Rico: archbishop condemns toppling of Juan Ponce de León's statue (CNA)

The Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León (c. 1460-1521) established the first European settlement on Puerto Rico (Encyclopaedia Britannica article). Vandals toppled his statue hours before King Felipe VI of Spain visited the island.

Church in France raises $23M in compensation for abuse victims (AFP)

Gilles Vermot-Desroches, the compensation fund’s president, “did not provide a detailed breakdown of the source of the initial 20 million euros, but said the CEF, individual bishops and the ‘vast majority’ of dioceses across France contributed,” according to the report.

On day of prayer for Ukraine, Pope recalls country's historical suffering (Reuters)

“I ask you to pray the Our Father for peace in Ukraine, now and throughout this Day,” Pope Francis said on January 26. “Let us ask the Lord to grant that the country may grow in the spirit of brotherhood, and that all hurts, fears and divisions will be overcome.”

“We have spoken about the Holocaust,” he continued. “But let us think too that [in Ukraine] millions of people were killed [1932-1933]. They are a people who have suffered; they have suffered from hunger, suffered from much brutality and they deserve peace.”

“May the prayers and supplications that today rise up to heaven touch the minds and hearts of world leaders, so that dialogue may prevail and the common good be placed ahead of partisan interests. Please, no more war.”

Seek peace in Ukraine, says US bishops' chairman for international justice and peace (USCCB)

“With the alarming situation in Ukraine, we appeal to all leaders to respect the territorial integrity and political independence of Ukraine and to engage in constructive dialogue to peacefully resolve this conflict that impacts the lives and livelihoods of 43 million Ukrainians,” said Bishop David Malloy of Rockford (IL), chairman of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on International Justice and Peace.

Holy Land's bishops invite other Christian leaders to participate in synod (Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem)

The synod on synodality “is one in which we are invited to listen more than to speak,” the Catholic ordinaries of the Holy Land said in a letter to the region’s other Christian leaders.

“We are listening for the voice of the Lord as we encounter Him and the way, the voice of the Holy Spirit as it comes to us through reading the Scriptures and encountering our neighbors,” the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem and other Catholic leaders continued. “With listening being at the center of the Synodal process, we wish not only to inform you of this process but also listen to anything you might want to say to us.”

Pope's right knee ligament inflamed, curbing mobility (AP)

During his January 26 general audience, Pope Francis said he could not walk down some stairs because of an inflamed knee ligament.

Pope Francis: 'Never repeat unspeakable cruelty of Holocaust' (Vatican News)

Pope Francis made his remarks on January 26, the day before International Holocaust Remembrance Day.