Archive of July 29, 2013

Closing Mass for Rio's World Youth Day largest since 1995

Jul 29, 2013 - 06:02 pm .- Over three million Catholic pilgrims from around the world attended the final Mass at World Youth Day on Sunday, making the 2013 event the largest of its kind since 1995.

CNA's Rome editor takes on new role with Denver archdiocese

Jul 29, 2013 - 05:20 pm .- Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila has named CNA's Rome Bureau News Director, David Uebbing, to serve as his assistant as the chancellor to the Archdiocese of Denver.

Kansas diocese mourns death of retired bishop, George Fitzsimons

Jul 29, 2013 - 02:03 pm .- The Diocese of Salina, Kansas, is mourning the death of its former leader, Bishop Emeritus George K. Fitzsimons, who died Sunday July 28, a bout a month short of his 85th birthday.

Catholics begin to build new church in the Emirates

Jul 29, 2013 - 12:02 pm .- Catholics in the town of Mussafah in the United Arab Emirates have begun construction on a new church dedicated to St. Paul.

In spite of challenges, global youth plan for Krakow

Jul 29, 2013 - 10:43 am .- Young global participants in Rio de Janeiro's World Youth Day say that traveling to Krakow, Poland in 2016 for the next event “will be a great challenge,” but that “we’ll be there.”

World Youth Day vigil was 'spectacular,' say pilgrims in Rio

Jul 29, 2013 - 09:47 am .- Young people participating in the World Youth Day prayer vigil in Rio de Janeiro before the final Mass with Pope Francis said the experience had left a mark on them.

Pope gives surprising in-flight press conference

Jul 29, 2013 - 09:08 am .- Pope Francis finished off his trip to Brazil with one last unscripted moment by holding a 1 hour and 20 minute press conference during the flight back to Rome.

Vatican, Italy sign money laundering prevention agreement

Jul 29, 2013 - 05:23 am .- The Vatican and Italy have reached an agreement on sharing financial information that will help the two countries prevent money laundering and the financing of terrorism.

Hundreds in DC celebrate World Youth Day locally

Jul 29, 2013 - 05:12 am .- Over 500 local pilgrims flocked to the Franciscan Monastery in Washington D.C. on Saturday to join in prayer and show solidarity with the millions of World Youth Day pilgrims in Rio de Janeiro.

Britain's online porn ban hailed as sensible solution

Jul 29, 2013 - 04:01 am .- A British plan to apply family-friendly filters to internet connections by default has drawn praise as a thoughtful way to balance the free flow of information with the protection of people from harm.

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