Archive of June 7, 2014

Opus Dei prelate beatification expected to draw 100,000 attendees

Jun 7, 2014 - 05:11 pm .- The first successor of St. Josemaria Escriva as leader of Opus Dei, Bishop Alvaro del Portillo, will be beatified Sept. 27 in Madrid at a ceremony that is expected to bring together nearly 100,000 faithful.

Pope encourages athletes to play for the Church

Jun 7, 2014 - 01:10 pm .- Youth from around Italy turned St. Peter’s Square into a giant playing field on Saturday as they ran relays, played basketball and performed karate on a day dedicated to the celebration of sports.

Pope Francis accepts invitation to visit Mexico

Jun 7, 2014 - 11:44 am .- President Enrique Peña Nieto on Saturday announced that Pope Francis has accepted an invitation to visit Mexico.

Pope encourages crime experts to humanize justice

Jun 7, 2014 - 10:04 am .- Pope Francis has sent a letter to the participants of an international conference on criminal law, encouraging them to consider a fuller understanding of justice that moves beyond mere punishment.

Salvo D'Acquisto: the Pope's example of virtue in policemen

Jun 7, 2014 - 06:01 am .- During his Friday meeting with the Carabinieri, Italy's national police-military corps, Pope Francis referred to Salvo D'Acquisto, a fellow Carabiniere who gave his life to save 22 others during World War II.

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