Archive of August 28, 2013

Crowds in DC urged to continue work of Martin Luther King

Aug 28, 2013 - 05:50 pm .- Thousands of people gathered in downtown Washington, D.C., on Aug. 28 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s now-famous “I Have a Dream Speech.”

Pope meets with 500 young pilgrims at St. Peter's Basilica

Aug 28, 2013 - 12:58 pm .- Pope Francis met today at Saint Peter’s Basilica with around 500 youths from the central Italian diocese of Piacenza-Bobbio, who are currently on pilgrimage in Rome.

Rape victim consoled, encouraged by call from Pope Francis

Aug 28, 2013 - 12:14 pm .- A 44-year-old woman from Argentina said that after writing a letter to Pope Francis telling him that she had been raped by a local police officer, the Pope called her to tell her, “You are not alone.”

Iran rejects appeal from imprisoned US pastor

Aug 28, 2013 - 04:08 am .- Calls for U.S. action continue after an Iranian court rejected an appeal from Christian pastor Saeed Abedini, an American citizen imprisoned in Iran for his religious work in the country.

Bishop highlights link between religious liberty, natural law

Aug 28, 2013 - 12:00 am .- Bishop Robert C. Morlino of Madison, Wis., implored Catholics to speak up for religious freedom and for truth after explaining the link between the two at a lecture in Arlington, Va., on Aug. 23.

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