Archive of May 20, 2013

International religious freedom report notes persecution

May 20, 2013 - 05:05 pm .- Secretary of State John Kerry released on May 20 the annual International Religious Freedom Report for 2012, which documents violence and persecution towards global religious minorities.

Pope tells Catholics to shout 'Jesus' instead of 'Francis'

May 20, 2013 - 04:02 pm .- Pope Francis asked those gathered for the Pentecost Vigil Mass at the Vatican to chant Christ's name instead of his own, highlighting his role as Christ's vicar on earth.

Venezuelan Church to start year-long campaign against abortion

May 20, 2013 - 12:09 pm .- A Venezuelan bishop said his country's 13th annual pro-life campaign will extend for the whole year, aiming to defend life and reject abortion “as the killing of a weak and defenseless human being.”

Courageous prayer leads to miracles, Pope reflects

May 20, 2013 - 11:35 am .- Pope Francis encouraged bold prayer and faithful trust in God during his homily at Mass today at Casa Santa Marta in the Vatican.

Rome university launches course on liturgical music

May 20, 2013 - 09:34 am .- A pontifical university in Rome has launched a master's program in Gregorian chant and the use of the organ at Mass so as to build unity among Catholics world-wide.

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