Archive of February 26, 2014

Pope Francis to new cardinal: 'I love Korea'

Feb 26, 2014 - 06:03 pm .- During the Feb. 23 Mass of Thanksgiving for the creation of new cardinals, Pope Francis offered words of affection for the newly-elevated South Korean cardinal’s home country.

Trappist monks' spirituality hailed as key to business success

Feb 26, 2014 - 04:35 pm .- A spiritual focus on generous service and community is the key to success for the Trappist monks, not only in their business ventures but in all of their pursuits, said a businessman closely acquainted with the order.

Francis is the boost the Church needs, says 107-year-old nun

Feb 26, 2014 - 01:43 pm .- A religious sister who celebrated her 107th birthday at daily Mass with Pope Francis Feb. 20 believes that the Holy Father is a gift to the Church.  

Anointing of the Sick assures nearness of Christ, says Pope

Feb 26, 2014 - 05:06 am .- In his Wednesday general audience Pope Francis gave a brief catechesis on the sacrament of the anointing of the sick, noting that its purpose is to bring Christ close to the recipient.

Pope urges families to pray for upcoming bishops’ synod

Feb 26, 2014 - 04:01 am .- In a letter written to families, Pope Francis spoke of the importance of family life in the Church, stating  their prayers are crucial for the upcoming synod which is dedicated to the unique challenges they face.

Benedict XVI affirms validity of his resignation

Feb 26, 2014 - 03:47 am .- Today the Italian newspaper La Stampa has published excerpts of a letter from Benedict XVI, who wrote to affirm the existence of only one Pope, Francis.

Ivory Coast's new cardinal intends to advance peace in his country

Feb 26, 2014 - 12:03 am .- Cardinal Jean-Pierre Kutwa, the newly-elevated cardinal from Ivory Coast, has said he wants to combat politicians' “verbal violence,” and is confident that his new role can advance peace in the nation.

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