Archive of July 15, 2013

Child's smile enough to keep volunteers in Syria

Jul 15, 2013 - 05:07 pm .- A Syrian woman who works in a center for children opened during the country's civil war said that the smile of just one of these children is enough to keep motivating her and her colleagues.

Pope Francis' accommodations for World Youth Day revealed

Jul 15, 2013 - 01:12 pm .- The Pontifical Council for Social Communications has posted a series of photos of the room where Pope Francis will stay during his visit to Brazil for World Youth Day, which will take place July 23-28.

Pope's island visit carried light to end of world

Jul 15, 2013 - 12:39 pm .- After the unexpected July 8 visit from Pope Francis, the little Italian island of Lampedusa received “an electric shock,” because he shed light on “the problem of immigration and the suffering of immigration,” says Archbishop Francesco Montenegro of the Agrigento, Sicily archdiocese.

World Youth Day expected to boost economy in Rio de Janeiro

Jul 15, 2013 - 11:59 am .- The organizers of the World Youth Day to be held next week in Brazil have sent a report on the massive economic benefit Pope Francis’ visit will have on the area, estimating some 20,000 jobs to be created.

Vatican money freeze tied to second Msgr. Scarano case

Jul 15, 2013 - 05:20 am .- Although the Vatican froze funds belonging to Monsignor Nunzio Scarano after the Italian police arrested him, the hold on his account at the Vatican’s Institute for Religious Works and his suspension from work are related to a separate case of alleged money laundering.

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