Archive of May 7, 2014

Evangelize to heal wounds, Pope encourages Burundi bishops

May 7, 2014 - 02:08 pm .- Pope Francis encouraged the bishops of Burundi to engage with civil society and proclaim the Gospel in order to promote justice and reconciliation in the fragile society.

Nigerian cardinal urges action to free kidnapped girls

May 7, 2014 - 10:45 am .- Cardinal John Onaiyekan of Abuja has called for “concrete action” to save the hundreds of girls kidnapped by Boko Haram, saying his country is “ashamed” by the failure to find them.

Pope Francis: gift of counsel illuminates the will of God

May 7, 2014 - 06:53 am .- During his General Audience on Wednesday, Pope Francis reflected on the Holy Spirit’s gift of counsel, explaining that through it we learn to be docile to the Lord rather than attached to our own ideas.

New prayer released for Pope's Holy Land pilgrimage

May 7, 2014 - 04:49 am .- The priest who is organizing Pope Francis’ upcoming pilgrimage to the Holy Land has written a special prayer for the occasion with the aim of allowing the world to participate.

Critic says UN risks credibility with Catholic torture charges

May 7, 2014 - 04:04 am .- Insinuations at a U.N. committee hearing that Catholic teaching against abortion may violate an international anti-torture convention has raised questions about the partiality of the body.

Ireland's invite to Pope could signal defrosting relations

May 7, 2014 - 02:02 am .- After years of tension, news that Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny has invited Pope Francis to visit the country may be a sign that relations between the Holy See and Ireland are returning to normal.

Pope's upcoming meeting with UN officials presents opportunity

May 7, 2014 - 12:04 am .- Pope Francis will meet with United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon May 9, as well as with the Chief Executives Board for Coordination.

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