Archive of May 24, 2014

US government asked to defend global religious freedom

May 24, 2014 - 04:04 pm .- The U.S. should actively promote religious liberty, a critical right that forms a foundation for a healthy society, the head of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom told members of Congress.

'May God change the hearts of the violent,' Pope prays

May 24, 2014 - 11:50 am .- On the first day of his pilgrimage to the Holy Land, Pope Francis met with a group of nearly 600 refugees and disabled youth, urging them to offer their prayers and sufferings for an end to violence.

Bethlehem sisters call on world to pray for peace

May 24, 2014 - 09:09 am .- The sisters who run the only children’s hospital on the West Bank have made it their mission to pray for peace in the Holy Land, traveling each week to invoke a Marian icon on the wall dividing the region.

Mission of Holy Spirit is peace, preaches Pope in Jordan

May 24, 2014 - 09:08 am .- Pope Francis focused the first homily of his Holy Land pilgrimage on the work of Holy Spirit in bringing peace and unity amongst different peoples.

Pope opens trip to Holy Land with appeal for religious freedom, peace

May 24, 2014 - 06:57 am .- Today Pope Francis began his pilgrimage to the Holy Land by visiting with the authorities in the kingdom of Jordan, urging them to support efforts for peace amongst Christians and Muslims.

Pope's presence at sepulcher a step toward unity, journalist says

May 24, 2014 - 06:07 am .- In light of centuries-old property divisions within the Holy Sepulcher, a Vatican journalist who lived in the Holy Land has expressed that locals welcome Pope Francis’ visit as moving in the direction of peace.

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