Archive of May 23, 2014

Austrian couple excommunicated for simulating Mass

May 23, 2014 - 04:31 pm .- An Austrian bishop has announced that a married couple, including a leader with a dissenting Catholic organization, have excommunicated themselves for simulating a celebration of a Mass.

UN report shows reform efforts in Church, observers say

May 23, 2014 - 04:04 pm .- A U.N. anti-torture committee’s report on the Holy See recognized Church efforts to combat sex abuse, but some problems in the committee’s approach risk undermining international treaty agreements, observers said.

Holy See did not violate torture convention, UN committee says

May 23, 2014 - 01:47 pm .- A U.N. anti-torture committee report has said that the Holy See did not violate the international Convention Against Torture.

The Official Motto of Pope's Pilgrimage: 'That they may be one'

May 23, 2014 - 01:36 pm .- The leaders of the Catholic communities in Israel, Jordan and Cyprus have chosen the logo and motto for the Pope's pilgrimage which will begin on Saturday, May 24.

CNA will bring your prayer intentions to the Holy Land

May 23, 2014 - 01:28 pm .- CNA's special coverage team has arrived in the Holy Land for Pope Francis' historic visit. This weekend they will be bringing the prayer intentions of our readers to Jerusalem's Holy Sepulchre.

Pope Francis entrusts Holy Land trip to Virgin Mary

May 23, 2014 - 09:55 am .- Pope Francis privately visited the Basilica of St. Mary Major in Rome this morning to pray and entrust to the Virgin Mary his pilgrimage to the Holy Land.

Pope's Yad Veshem visit lauded for interreligious significance

May 23, 2014 - 09:48 am .- A local youth has praised Pope Francis’ decision to visit Jerusalem’s Yad Veshem holocaust memorial during his Holy Land trip, saying that it raises awareness to what the Jewish community suffered.

Nigerian bishop calls on global community to fight Boko Haram

May 23, 2014 - 07:25 am .- One day after bombings in his city killed nearly 120, Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Jos, Nigeria, has called on the international community to take tangible steps in helping to defeat a radical Islamist group.

Religious leaders back US work for Holy Land peace

May 23, 2014 - 04:04 am .- Two U.S. bishops have joined other religious leaders in asking Secretary of State John Kerry to continue “determined U.S. leadership” in negotiating for peace between Palestine and Israel.

Pope reportedly displeased by sumptuous canonization banquet

May 23, 2014 - 01:24 am .- A Vatican official has revealed that Pope Francis was displeased by an extravagant banquet at a Vatican office during the recent canonization of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II, Italian media are reporting.

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