Dec 5, 2011 - 08:29 pm .- The Holy See has become a full member state of the International Organization for Migration, pledging its commitment to support the organization and its mission.
Dec 5, 2011 - 07:16 pm .- Catholic leaders in Egypt voiced surprise and alarm at the success of Islamist groups in the first round of Egypt’s parliamentary elections but stressed that the process is still in an early phase.
Dec 5, 2011 - 06:16 pm .- In the wake of increasing criticism, Colombian priest Father Carlos Novoa retracted previous statements that appeared to support abortion using documents from the Vatican and Blessed John Paul II.
Dec 5, 2011 - 03:17 pm .- After drawing criticism for suggesting that human life begins at implantation, Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich reaffirmed his commitment to protecting human life from conception.
Dec 5, 2011 - 02:20 pm .- Pope Benedict invited Cardinal Norberto Rivera of Mexico City to celebrate Mass on the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe and to honor the bicentennial independence of Latin America.