Archive of April 22, 2014

Papuans make two week pilgrimage in missionaries' steps

Apr 22, 2014 - 09:04 pm .- Catholics in Papua New Guinea honored the evangelization, 80 years ago, of the remote interior of the nation's main island by making a pilgrimage in the steps of its first missionaries.

Youth fill Rome's cathedral to remember John Paul II, John XXIII

Apr 22, 2014 - 05:23 pm .- The Basilica of St. John Lateran, cathedral of the Diocese of Rome, was filled Tuesday with thousands of youths who had come to learn more about the two Bishops of Rome who will be canonized Sunday.

English bishop: assisted suicide bill threatens vulnerable

Apr 22, 2014 - 04:12 pm .- Catholic Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury, England, has warned that a British proposal to legalize assisted suicide would change “long-established laws which uphold the sanctity of human life” and put the weakest in society at risk.

Pope Francis gives Easter eggs to children with cancer

Apr 22, 2014 - 12:04 pm .- Pope Francis sent 150 Easter eggs to the Bambino Gesu Pediatric Hospital as an Easter gift to children hospitalized with cancer.

Cardinal: dedication to God links John XXIII, John Paul II

Apr 22, 2014 - 04:29 am .- The papacies of John XXIII and John Paul II are connected in their dedication to God and to lives of priestly service, a cardinal who worked with both of the pontiffs stressed.

Philippines issue new stamps of Blessed John Paul II, John XXIII

Apr 22, 2014 - 04:22 am .- Following the presentation of a new stamp of Pope Francis, Philippine postmaster Maria De la Cruz revealed that they will also release stamps honoring Bl. John Paul II and John XXIII for their canonization.

Embrace Easter hope and forgiveness, archbishop tells Myanmar

Apr 22, 2014 - 02:23 am .- In his Easter message, Archbishop Charles Bo of Yangon, Myanmar, emphasized the hope of the holy day and encouraged the country to seek forgiveness and reconciliation amid past and present conflict.

Coptic priest appointed personal secretary to Pope Francis

Apr 22, 2014 - 12:08 am .- It was made known Thursday that Monsignor Yoannis Lahzi Gaid, a priest of the Coptic Patriarchate of Alexandria, has been made second personal secretary to Pope Francis.

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