Archive of March 1, 2014

Last Von Trapp singer, who served as missionary, dies at 99

Mar 1, 2014 - 04:06 pm .- On Feb. 18 Maria Franziska von Trapp passed away after spending her life as a performer alongside her six siblings, and later as a lay-missionary with her step-mother in Papua New Guinea.

Ukrainian Catholic archbishop prays for Crimea

Mar 1, 2014 - 12:48 pm .- The head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church issued a statement Feb. 28 praying for the people of Crimea and appealing for the unity of Ukraine, as Russia has reportedly deployed troops in the peninsula.

Pope Francis resumes his commitments after a fever

Mar 1, 2014 - 12:06 pm .- On the morning of March 1, Pope Francis resumed his usual commitments, after suspending his visit to the Roman Seminary the day before due to a mild fever.

St. Peter's Square restorations to be completed for Easter, canonizations

Mar 1, 2014 - 08:33 am .- The restoration of the Bernini colonnade and other historic pieces in St. Peter’s Square will be finished by Easter, in time for the canonizations of Popes John Paul II and John XXIII.

Pope invited to Spain for 500th anniversary of St Teresa's birth

Mar 1, 2014 - 08:04 am .- Pope Francis received a letter Wednesday from the president of the Spanish region of Castile and Leon, Juan Vicente Herrera, inviting him to visit Spain to mark the 500th anniversary of the birth of St. Teresa of Avila.

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