Jewish attorneys' group meets with Pope (Vatican News) On November 9, Pope Francis received a delegation from the International Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists. According to an Italian news report, the association’s vice president said that the Pope received the delegation with “great warmth” and that all agreed on the need to “confront the challenge of human rights and dignity.”
Priest held hostage in Yemen: 'I have witnessed the power of prayer' (CNA) “Every day, I prayed the Angelus; three or four Rosaries; an Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be for the sisters who died [in Aden in 2016]; the Chaplet of Divine Mercy; I meditated on the Way of the Cross; and I celebrated Holy Mass spiritually,” said Father Tom Uzhunnalil, who was held captive for 18 months.
UK commits £12M to support religious liberty worldwide (Gov.UK) “I will ensure that the UK stands up for everyone’s right to practice or not practice a religion that is in line with their conscience, wherever they are in the world,” said Tariq Ahmad, the Prime Minister’s Special Envoy for Freedom of Religion or Belief.
Chinese 'underground' bishop taken into police custody (AsiaNews) Bishop Shao Zhumin of Wenzhou has been taken into custody by police and expected to undergo 10 to 15 days of compulsory indoctrination. Bishop Shao is an “underground” bishop, whose status has never been recognized by the Chinese government. His arrest comes on the heels of a Vatican-Beijing agreement, in which the Holy See recognized bishops who had been appointed by the government without approval from Rome.