Archive of March 19, 2013

Papal agency working to help displaced Syrians

Mar 19, 2013 - 05:01 pm .- Catholic Near East Welfare Association is working with local Churches in and around Syria to help refugees and those who have been displaced by the country's civil war, now beginning its third year.

Pope Francis honored in special Buenos Aires Mass

Mar 19, 2013 - 04:05 pm .- Archbishop Emil Paul Tscherrig, apostolic nuncio to Argentina, celebrated a special Mass of Thanksgiving to offer gratitude and prayers for Pope Francis as he begins his papacy.

Francis' papal symbols linked to past Popes

Mar 19, 2013 - 01:08 pm .- When Pope Francis was installed as Bishop of Rome today, the two major symbols of the authority he received were connected to previous Popes.

Pope Francis will attend World Youth Day, officials confirm

Mar 19, 2013 - 12:04 pm .- The president of the Brazilian Bishops’ Conference, Cardinal Raymundo Damasceno Assis, has confirmed that Pope Francis will travel to Brazil in July to participate in World Youth Day 2013.

Pope sends love to Argentina before inauguration

Mar 19, 2013 - 10:55 am .- After asking Argentinians not to come to Rome and give to the poor instead, Pope Francis called a large gathering to tell them he loves them and needs their prayers.

Pilgrim at Pope's Mass: 'Today everyone feels Argentinian'

Mar 19, 2013 - 07:33 am .- Everyone felt a little Argentinian and extremely happy today, according to members of diverse religious orders who attended the Pope’s installation Mass this morning.

Architect says Churches must be beautiful to reflect faith

Mar 19, 2013 - 04:02 am .- Because they help impart the Catholic faith to the world, Church buildings have a responsibility to reflect God's beauty, says architect and author Duncan Stroik.

Everyone must be 'protector' like St. Joseph, Pope says

Mar 19, 2013 - 03:44 am .- Pope Francis called on all people to be “protectors,” like Saint Joseph, by watching over and caring for the poor, families, friendships, the environment and their own emotions and hearts.

Protest highlights treatment of Coptic Christians in Libya

Mar 19, 2013 - 02:01 am .- Christians gathered in front of the Libyan Embassy in Washington, D.C., on March 14 to peacefully protest the recent detainment and torture of Copts in Libya.

Catholic youth congress highlights friendship with Christ

Mar 19, 2013 - 12:08 am .- Hundreds of high school students attended the 2013 Convivio Youth Congress in Connecticut March 8-10 to talk about the Christian faith, grow spiritually and consider the meaning of friendship today.

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