Archive of April 12, 2017

Egypt's Christians to hold restrained Easter services in light of attacks

Apr 12, 2017 - 03:42 pm .- After two bomb attacks on worshippers at Coptic Orthodox churches on Sunday, the Coptic Orthodox Archdiocese of Minya has announced it will celebrate Easter without the typical festive accoutrements.

US bishops back religious freedom for adoption, foster care providers

Apr 12, 2017 - 02:33 pm .- Three chairmen of the U.S. Catholic Bishops Conference have voiced strong support for a measure that would restore certain religious freedoms to child welfare providers.

EWTN chairman named consultor for Vatican communications office

Apr 12, 2017 - 12:57 pm .- On Wednesday, the Vatican announced that EWTN’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael P. Warsaw has been named by Pope Francis as a consultor to the Vatican Secretariat for Communications.

Pope Francis: we find hope in embracing our crosses with love

Apr 12, 2017 - 07:21 am .- As the Church this week reflects on Jesus’ crucifixion and death, Pope Francis said that it is the cross that gives us hope, and urged faithful to enter into the mystery of Christ’s death by contemplating the joy that comes from sacrifice.

Pope Francis dismisses from clerical state priest who stole $300k

Apr 12, 2017 - 04:05 am .- Pope Francis has dismissed a New Hampshire priest from the clerical state, after the priest was convicted of stealing some $300,000 from the local diocese, a hospital and a deceased priest's estate.

Donate blood, get free admission to the Vatican Museums

Apr 12, 2017 - 12:29 am .- A new initiative in Italy will allow blood donors to receive a free ticket to the Vatican Museums.

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