Archive of August 19, 2013

Egyptian patriarch calls recent violence a 'war' on terrorism

Aug 19, 2013 - 05:08 pm .- The head of the Coptic Catholic Church has expressed solidarity with other Egyptians over the wave of violence that has struck the country, bluntly calling the events a struggle against terrorist forces. 

Vatican sends condolences on death of senior Buddhist abbot

Aug 19, 2013 - 04:10 pm .- The Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Inter-Religious Dialogue sent a message of condolence to Thailand on the passing of senior Buddhist abbot Somdej Phra Buddhacharn.

Cancer patient regains will to live after seeing Pope

Aug 19, 2013 - 12:28 pm .- After a decade of struggling with cancer and other illnesses, a 58-year-old woman from Madrid has found comfort and renewed strength from a recent encounter with Pope Francis.

We cannot be part-time Christians, Pope says on Twitter

Aug 19, 2013 - 11:12 am .- Pope Francis told his millions of followers on Twitter today that it is impossible for Christians to have a partial or lackluster commitment to the faith.

On anniversary, Denver's World Youth Day called a 'blessing'

Aug 19, 2013 - 11:06 am .- Twenty years after the 1993 World Youth Day was held in Denver, the archdiocese has been abundantly blessed with much spiritual fruit, said Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila.

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