Archive of May 27, 2014

Pope Francis announces plans to visit Philippines, Sri Lanka

May 27, 2014 - 05:43 pm .- On his return flight from the Holy Land, Pope Francis announced that he will visit Sri Lanka and the Philippines in January 2015.

Synod on family will have broad focus, Pope notes

May 27, 2014 - 05:33 pm .- Pope Francis has said that the upcoming synod on the family will focus on the “vast” pastoral problems facing families – not specifically Communion for the divorced and remarried.

Sex abuse will not be tolerated, Pope Francis says

May 27, 2014 - 04:18 pm .- Pope Francis strongly denounced clerical sex abuse of children, saying that such abuse will not be tolerated and announcing a special Mass for abuse victims, as well as efforts to investigate offenders.

Prayer for fallen veterans is part of Church's mission, bishop says

May 27, 2014 - 12:37 pm .- Remembering those who have given their lives in the line of duty is part of the Christian call to transform the world in unity with Christ’s death and resurrection, said the U.S. archbishop of military services.

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