Archive of October 23, 2011

UN calls for release of Iranian pastor, reform of penal code

Oct 23, 2011 - 06:33 pm .- The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Iran has spoken out against the death sentence given to Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani and numerous other alleged human rights violations carried out by regime.

Pope Benedict canonizes three new saints

Oct 23, 2011 - 04:37 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI canonized three new saints at an Oct. 23 ceremony in St. Peter’s Square. He described the heavenly triumvirate as “a model for all believers.”

New committee provides opportunities for faith formation

Oct 23, 2011 - 01:09 pm .- A new advisory committee has been formed to continue evangelization efforts throughout the Diocese of Providence, R.I. and strengthen the faith of active Catholics by providing increased opportunities for faith formation and spirituality.

Martyrs of England and Wales commemorated Oct. 25

Oct 23, 2011 - 07:49 am .- On October 25, the Catholic Church honors the 40 Martyrs of England and Wales, who died resisting the royal takeover that gave rise to the modern-day “Church of England” in the 16th and 17th centuries.

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