Archive of July 19, 2013

Pro-life activist's former abortion clinic in Texas closes

Jul 19, 2013 - 05:02 pm .- The abortion clinic formerly managed by pro-life activist Abby Johnson will close as a result of more stringent health regulations on such facilities throughout the state of Texas.

Flash mob organizers hope to unite WYD crowds in Rio

Jul 19, 2013 - 02:08 pm .- Organizers of a massive flash mob in Brazil hope that some two million young people from around the world will dance for Pope Francis before the start of the closing Mass for World Youth Day 2013.

'Everything is lost in war,' Pope says of WWII church bombing

Jul 19, 2013 - 02:02 pm .- Pope Francis echoed the words of World War II pontiff Pius XII in a message today marking 70 years since the Basilica of San Lorenzo bombing in Rome.

Bishops urge end of 'indifference' to Central African Republic

Jul 19, 2013 - 01:52 pm .- The bishops' conference of Africa released a message of solidarity with the people of the Central African Republic, where a rebellion and coup have lately led to serious human rights violations.

Pope Francis prays with Benedict XVI before World Youth Day

Jul 19, 2013 - 10:55 am .- Pope Francis met with former pontiff Benedict XVI today to pray for his trip to Brazil and for World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro next week.

Women with prostitution charges find compassion, new start

Jul 19, 2013 - 04:03 am .- A Philadelphia treatment court has been praised for offering hope and healing to women seeking to change their lives after being repeatedly charged with prostitution offenses.

Pope Francis' shadow: Monsignor Pedacchio Leaniz

Jul 19, 2013 - 02:02 am .- Pope Francis now counts on the discreet presence of his new, 49-year-old Argentinean secretary, Msgr. Fabiàn Pedacchio Leaniz.

Black pastors call for peace amid Trayvon Martin protests

Jul 19, 2013 - 12:08 am .- Reacting to the protests and scattered violence in response to the verdict in the Florida trial of George Zimmerman for the shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin, a group of black Christian ministers has called for peace.

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