The Shroud of Turin will be publicly displayed in Turin, Italy, in December 2020 during the occasion of the Taizé Community’s next annual conference of Europe’s youth. The announcement was made by Archbishop Cesare Nosiglia of Turin at Wroclaw, Poland. The conference is scheduled from December 28, 2020, to January 1, 2021. Workshops and exchanges will be part of the conference. The Taizé Community was founded in 1940 by Brother Roger Schütz as an ecumenical Christian monastic fraternity. Cardinal Mueller’s message at SLS20 Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Mueller, the former prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith celebrated Mass at the 2020 Student Leadership Summit hosted by the Fellowship of Catholic University Students in Arizona. In his homily, Cardinal Mueller Said the crisis in the Church is man-made and has arisen because we have cozily adapted ourselves to the spirit of a life without God. He said the poison paralyzing the Church is the opinion that we should adapt to the Zeitgeist, the spirit of the age, and not the spirit of God, that we should relativize God’s commandments and reinterpret the doctrine of the revealed faith. Mueller stressed that “We will be happy and free when in the spirit of love we embrace the form of life to which God has called each one of us personally: in the sacrament of marriage, in celibate priesthood, or in religious life according to the three evangelical counsels of poverty, obedience, and chastity for the sake of the kingdom of heaven.” New administrative regulations for religious groups in China New administrative regulations for religious groups will be implemented in China soon. According to the new measures, the activities, rallies, and programs of religious communities must have approval from the Religious Affairs Office. The new administrative measures would be put in place from Feb 1, 2020. The new measures would not only lead to having control of the Chinese government on all the community activities but will also require people or organizations to support, promote and implement total submission to the Chinese Communist Party. It also requires religious organizations to adhere to the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party and spread their principles and policies. CRS calls for help in drought-hit Zimbabwe The regional director for South Africa of Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Dorrett Byrd has called for assistance and international attention to the drought-hit country of Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe has been facing serious bouts of repeated drought since the last few years. The living condition has deteriorated so much that the families are struggling to provide even a single meal for themselves. Drought has hit the country for the consecutive fifth year now. The United Nation has estimated that nearly half of the 16 million people in the country are in urgent need of food. Byrd warned that the scarcity of food has forced many young people to leave the country. He said that migrating parents often leave their young children behind with grandparents who struggle to provide for them. Catholic Relief Services is working closely with farmers in Zimbabwe to teach soil and water conservation methods and also offering them drought-resistant crops for a better harvest. Top Catholic persons of the year Our Sunday Visitor, a Catholic media based in Huntington, Indiana, has chosen eight people as 2019 Catholics of the Year. The list includes the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Archbishop Jose H. Gomez, St. John Henry Newman, Asia Bibi and Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Sunday Visitor said they are proud to honor eight such people — clergy, religious and lay Catholics who have inspired others through the faithful witness of their lives. They thanked them for their service to the Church and for being shining examples of how to follow the will of God.