Archive of August 24, 2011

Vatican daily: Next World Youth Day to take place July 2013

Aug 24, 2011 - 06:06 pm .- L’Osservatore Romano has reported that the dates for the next World Youth Day have been set for July 23-28, 2013 in Rio de Janiero, Brazil.

Catholic churches damaged in northeast US quake

Aug 24, 2011 - 05:35 pm .- Churches in the archdioceses of Washington and Baltimore suffered some damage in the Aug. 23 earthquake that shook the northeastern United States. The oldest church in the Archdiocese of Baltimore will be closed for repairs for at least several weeks.

Pope announces theme for next World Youth Day in Brazil

Aug 24, 2011 - 02:47 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI has unveiled the theme for the next international level World Youth Day. The meeting will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 2013.

Spanish presidential candidate pledges to sign euthanasia law if elected

Aug 24, 2011 - 02:02 pm .- The Socialist party’s candidate for Spain’s upcoming presidential elections on Nov. 20. has stated that if elected, his first act would be to pass a law legalizing euthanasia.

Ahead of inmate’s execution, Florida Catholic bishops seek clemency

Aug 24, 2011 - 06:19 am .- The Catholic bishops of Florida have asked Gov. Rick Scott to stay the execution of Manuel Valle, who was convicted in the 1978 shooting murder of a police officer. “True peace can only be achieved by forgiveness,” they said. “Governor, we ask you to stop state sanctioned killing.”

Indian archbishop urges peace on anniversary of anti-Christian violence

Aug 24, 2011 - 02:03 am .- On the third anniversary of the outbreak of massive anti-Christian violence in Orissa state, a local Catholic archbishop has appealed for “peace and tranquility” and the defense of Christians’ rights.

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