Archive of December 8, 2013

US bishops' head supports Vatican anti-abuse commission

Dec 8, 2013 - 04:08 pm .- Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, president of the U.S. bishops’ conference, has welcomed Pope Francis’ new commission to fight the sexual abuse of minors, pledging his help and support in its mission.

On Marian feast, Pope Francis prays for holiness

Dec 8, 2013 - 11:29 am .- On a day dedicated to celebrating the Mother of God, Pope Francis made a special trip in Rome to pray before a traditional statue of Mary.

Pope says Mary's whole existence is 'yes' to God

Dec 8, 2013 - 09:52 am .- On the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Pope Francis focused his Sunday Angelus message on the importance of Mary as a model for the Christian life.

Children at 'Pope's Hospital' counting down to pontiff's Christmas visit

Dec 8, 2013 - 08:02 am .- The children at the Bambino Gesu Pediatric Hospital in Rome – known locally as the “Pope's Hospital” – are enthusiastic about Pope Francis' Christmas visit, scheduled for December 21.

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