Archive of July 2, 2011

Vatican City State and Holy See back in the financial black

Jul 2, 2011 - 07:44 pm .- The Vatican City State ran up a surplus of $30 million over the pastyear, after three years of deficit. The figure was revealed infinancial results published July 2.

Bishops of North and Central America urge countries to protect migrants

Jul 2, 2011 - 06:40 pm .- A group of North and Central American bishops say their governments must take responsibility for the legal protection of migrants.

Pope's first tweet brings Vatican 50,000 Twitter followers

Jul 2, 2011 - 05:32 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI’s first tweet has catapulted the Vatican’s presence on Twitter to new heights.

Denver archbishop says Supreme Court is wrong on video game violence

Jul 2, 2011 - 02:33 pm .- Denver Archbishop Charles J. Chaput says a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision on video game violence is “wrong,” and will contribute to “poisoning our future.”

Pope Benedict XVI welcomes 7,000 pilgrims from southern Italy

Jul 2, 2011 - 01:06 pm .- Pope Benedict gave his welcome and blessing to over 7,000 Catholics fromsouthern Italy on July 2. The pilgrims from the Diocese ofAltamura-Gravina-Acquaviva delle Fonti are visiting Rome as part oftheir diocesan synod, a time of reflection on the local Church’s future.

Chalice with special meaning headed to Alaska with priest

Jul 2, 2011 - 01:05 pm .- As Father Joe Classen makes the 5,000-plus mile journey to Alaska to start a new assignment, he'll be taking along with him an important piece of his childhood.

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