Archive of July 12, 2013

China, Russia faulted for not protecting trafficking victims

Jul 12, 2013 - 05:28 pm .- A State department official has testified before Congress explaining that China, Russia and Uzbekistan have not made adequate progress in addressing human trafficking in recent years.

Major news outlets' rejection of pro-life ad 'not surprising'

Jul 12, 2013 - 04:55 pm .- Pro-life group Heroic Media is disappointed after several national newspapers refused to run, and labeled “too controversial,” an ad featuring a model of a 20-week old fetus held in a hand.

Italian paper publishes account of missionary who baptized Pope

Jul 12, 2013 - 03:01 pm .- The Italian daily Il Cittadino has unearthed the story of Father Enrico Pozzoli, a Salesian missionary from the province of Lodi who baptized young Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who is today Pope Francis.

Vatican analyst: encyclical is bridge between two Popes

Jul 12, 2013 - 01:07 pm .- The director of L’Osservatore Romano, Giovanni Maria Vian, said Pope Francis’ encyclical “Lumen Fidei” could be considered a “bridge” between two successors of St. Peter.

Irish law will lead to abortion increase, Vatican expert predicts

Jul 12, 2013 - 09:52 am .- A scientist from the Pontifical Academy for Life says Ireland’s new abortion law will result in an increased number of children being aborted, especially because it does not involve enough doctors in the decision-making process.

Vatican freezes funds of suspended accountant

Jul 12, 2013 - 06:40 am .- The Vatican announced it has frozen the funds of a senior accountant who is accused of laundering money through the so-called Vatican bank.

Catholic fraternity offers support to intellectually disabled

Jul 12, 2013 - 04:12 am .- The International Order of Alhambra, a Catholic fraternal order, has served the intellectually disabled youth and young adults of the world for over a century, and now looks to the future.

Pope says Catholics seeking confirmation can join Anglican ordinariate

Jul 12, 2013 - 02:08 am .- Demonstrating the role of Anglican Ordinariates in the new evangelization, baptized Catholics can now join the groups set up for Anglican converts, according to a change in rules made by Pope Francis.

Vietnam president's visit shines spotlight on human rights

Jul 12, 2013 - 02:01 am .- As the leaders of the United States and Vietnam prepare to meet, one federal lawmaker is calling for stronger efforts to encourage respect for human rights in the Southeast Asian country.

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