Archive of July 29, 2011

Vatican official: Norway killings were an offense against God

Jul 29, 2011 - 06:37 pm .- The president of the Pontifical Council for New Evangelization says the recent shootings in Norway, whose perpetrator claimed to be defending historically Christian countries against Islam, had nothing to do with God and authentic Christian faith.

Nicaragua lacks rule of law, distrust growing among populace, says bishop

Jul 29, 2011 - 06:01 pm .- The announcement that President Daniel Ortega will seek reelection is a sign that there is no rule of law in the nation and that the people are losing confidence, said a bishop in Nicaragua.

Archbishop Sambi's funeral moved to Italy, stateside memorial Mass scheduled

Jul 29, 2011 - 02:12 pm .- U.S. bishops involved in planning memorial arrangements for papal nuncio Archbishop Pietro Sambi told CNA on July 29 that his funeral has been moved to Italy.

Madrid residents encouraged to welcome Pope with papal flags

Jul 29, 2011 - 02:05 pm .- Aid to the Church in Need is encouraging residents of Madrid to hang papal flags on their balconies as a way to welcome Pope Benedict XVI for World Youth Day.

World Trade Center cross still consoles victims, priest says

Jul 29, 2011 - 10:55 am .- The World Trade Center cross is still a “sign of comfort” to many people, says the Franciscan priest who describes himself as its “unofficial guardian.”

Pope praying for World Youth Day and Western Christians in August

Jul 29, 2011 - 10:21 am .- The Vatican announced today that Pope Benedict will be praying in August for the success of World Youth Day and for a revitalization of Western Christians' faith.

Release Fr. Ly immediately, US religious freedom commission urges Vietnam

Jul 29, 2011 - 06:03 am .- The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom has condemned the Vietnamese government’s latest arrest of religious freedom advocate Fr. Nguyen Van Ly.

Bangalore's own 'Mother Teresa' can remain after visa extension

Jul 29, 2011 - 02:16 am .- A British Catholic religious sister, compared to Mother Teresa for her three decades of work with leprosy victims, says she'll remain in India indefinitely now that her visa troubles are resolved.

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