Archive of March 15, 2013

After two years of Syrian violence, religious sisters continue aid

Mar 15, 2013 - 06:02 pm .- While the world marks the second anniversary of demonstrations that began what is now the Syrian civil war, the Sisters of Charity of Besançon continue to help the poor of the country's capital.

Pope Francis hailed by international leaders

Mar 15, 2013 - 05:16 pm .- International leaders greeted the election of Pope Francis with joy, noting his commitment to defending Catholic values and caring for the poor.

YouTube video celebrates Pope Francis

Mar 15, 2013 - 05:03 pm .- A YouTube video produced by the grassroots political organization Catholic Vote is celebrating the election of Pope Francis to “give glory to God and His Church,” the website's founder has said.

Nobel prize winner says Pope not connected to Argentine dictatorship

Mar 15, 2013 - 04:02 pm .- In response to accusations against Pope Francis, a Nobel Peace Prize winner and human rights defender said the new Pontiff has no ties to the dictatorship that Argentina endured from 1976 - 1983.

Pope tells Argentinians to help poor instead of coming to Rome

Mar 15, 2013 - 12:30 pm .- Pope Francis told the Apostolic Nuncio to Argentina to ask his countrymen not to travel to Italy for the ceremony that will begin his pontificate.

Pope Francis could renew Catholicism in Americas, says Knights' chief

Mar 15, 2013 - 12:11 pm .- Just as Pope John Paul II influenced many in Poland, the rise of an Argentinian to the papacy is set to dramatically change the lives of many Christians, according to head of the Knights of Columbus.  

Jesuit doorman surprised by Pope's phone call

Mar 15, 2013 - 11:38 am .- He thought it was a joke. The young doorman at the Jesuit motherhouse in Rome never expected to receive a phone call from Pope Francis.

Pope tells cardinals: discover new ways to evangelize

Mar 15, 2013 - 10:17 am .- Pope Francis urged the College of Cardinals to courageously persevere in finding new ways to evangelize.

Pope media frenzy shows Church's relevance, author notes

Mar 15, 2013 - 04:04 am .- The unprecedented level of media devoted to the election of Pope Francis is a clear indicator of the importance of the Church today, a Catholic author and blogger reflected.

Jesuits, Franciscans joyfully embrace new Pope

Mar 15, 2013 - 02:03 am .- The Society of Jesus and Franciscans reacted with gratitude to the election of Pope Francis, who is both the first Jesuit Pope and the first pontiff named after the Franciscans' founder St. Francis of Assisi.

Former Vatican diplomat sees wisdom of Holy Spirit in Pope's election

Mar 15, 2013 - 12:05 am .- Despite “seeming anomalies” in the election of Pope Francis, a former ambassador to the Vatican said that seeing the event through the eyes of faith can give us a glimpse into the wisdom of the Holy Spirit.

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