Archive of April 23, 2013

Human rights include religious freedom, commission says

Apr 23, 2013 - 05:16 pm .- The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom has asked Secretary of State John Kerry to focus on religious liberty as a key human right during an upcoming U.N. Human Rights Council review.

Gloria Estefan says Christ's teachings are key to peace

Apr 23, 2013 - 04:01 pm .- Visiting the Vatican to participate in the recent TEDx conference on religious freedom, Cuban singer Gloria Estefan said that the teachings of Jesus Christ are central to ensuring peace in the world.

Debate, protests mark legalization of gay marriage in France

Apr 23, 2013 - 12:41 pm .- After months of debate and massive protests, the National Assembly in France passed President Francois Hollande's “marriage for all” bill in to law on April 23.

Jesus not found outside the Church, Pope preaches

Apr 23, 2013 - 07:39 am .- Pope Francis said that people cannot be fully united to Jesus outside of the Church during a Mass to commemorate Saint George, the saint he is named after.

Pope responds to bishops' kidnapping with 'intense prayer'

Apr 23, 2013 - 05:31 am .- Pope Francis is responding to the kidnapping of two Orthodox bishops in Syria with “intense prayer” for their health and release.

Newly translated book shows Pope, rabbi in dialogue

Apr 23, 2013 - 04:05 am .- The first book by Pope Francis to be translated into English was co-authored by an Argentine rabbi and illustrates the Pope's commitment to inter-religious dialogue, according to the book’s translator.

Florist faces second lawsuit over gay wedding refusal

Apr 23, 2013 - 02:04 am .- A florist in Washington is being sued for a second time after choosing not to provide flower arrangements for a gay customer's upcoming wedding.

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