Archive of May 20, 2014

Pope names bishop for England's Hallam diocese

May 20, 2014 - 06:01 pm .- Pope Francis on May 20 appointed Bishop Ralph Heskett of Gibraltar to become the next Bishop of Hallam in England’s South Yorkshire county.

Anti-human trafficking effort launched ahead of World Cup

May 20, 2014 - 05:02 pm .- The U.S. embassy to the Holy See has partnered with women religious in a new anti-human trafficking campaign being launched ahead of July's World Cup in Brazil.  

Follow Christ, Pope Francis tells the bishops of Italy

May 20, 2014 - 03:07 pm .- In his address Monday at the opening of the Italian bishops’ general assembly – the first time a Pope has delivered the inaugural lecture – Pope Francis reflected on the nature of episcopal ministry.

Ordination stats show need for greater Latino representation

May 20, 2014 - 01:10 pm .- A survey of men to be ordained in the U.S. in 2014 shows a slightly younger ordination class, though the U.S. bishops still hope to increase the number of priests and specifically Hispanic priests.

Catholic religious in South Sudan plead for peace

May 20, 2014 - 12:16 pm .- The Catholic religious congregations of South Sudan have urged their countrymen to reject violence, calling on the country’s leaders to honor the terms of a recent peace agreement.

Pope warns against superficial peace that rusts and fades away

May 20, 2014 - 07:15 am .- In his daily homily Pope Francis cautioned attendees not to place their security in the worldly peace of wealth, vanity or power, but rather in that offered by Jesus, which is the only one that lasts.

Teenage girl recounts terror, violence of Boko Haram attacks

May 20, 2014 - 04:42 am .- A teenage girl whose family members were murdered by members of the militant Islamist group Boko Haram is sharing her story in hopes that it will spur action against the Nigerian terrorist organization.

Rabbi relates roots of Pope’s Holy Land visit in their friendship

May 20, 2014 - 02:03 am .- Abraham Skorka, an Argentine rabbi who has long been a friend of Pope Francis, has told a Jesuit magazine of the background of their upcoming pilgrimage to the Holy Land, which will occur May 24-26.

Catholic bishops voice hope for India's new government

May 20, 2014 - 12:02 am .- Catholic bishops in India have said they have nothing to fear from the country's new government following the landside success of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janta Party and its allies.

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