Archive of April 20, 2017

Pope Francis sends regrets to Brazil for not visiting this year

Apr 20, 2017 - 08:00 pm .- Pope Francis sent a letter to the president of Brazil, apologizing for his inability to visit in 2017 and encouraging the leader's attention to the country's social issues.

After court ruling, Tennessee to stop enforcing two pro-life laws

Apr 20, 2017 - 01:44 pm .- The state of Tennessee has agreed to stop enforcing two abortion restrictions which are similar to those in Texas that were struck down by the Supreme Court last year.

Ukrainian Catholic eparchy of Chicago receives new bishop

Apr 20, 2017 - 11:24 am .- Pope Francis on April 20 appointed Bishop Venedykt (Valery) Aleksiychuk as Bishop of the Saint Nicholas Ukrainian Eparchy of Chicago.

Pope Francis among Time Magazine's 100 most influential people

Apr 20, 2017 - 10:33 am .- Time Magazine has released its 2017 list of the world’s 100 most influential people, and Pope Francis is among the leaders highlighted by the publication.

13 planning attacks on Christians arrested in Egypt

Apr 20, 2017 - 06:08 am .- Egyptian police on Sunday arrested 13 people who were planning attacks against Christians and public institutions in the country.

Niece of Fatima visionaries reflects on her remarkable family

Apr 20, 2017 - 06:00 am .- The niece of Blessed Franciso and Jacinta Marto has voiced excitement for the coming canonization of her relatives, sharing stories of the time of the Fatima apparitions and personal memories of what it was like growing up in a family that had saints among its members.

It's official: Pope Francis to canonize Fatima visionaries during May visit

Apr 20, 2017 - 03:06 am .- During his trip to Portugal for the centenary of the Fatima Marian apparitions next month, Pope Francis will canonize visionaries Francisco and Jacinta Marto, making them the youngest non-martyrs to ever be declared saints.

Marijuana scores badly in 'entirely predictable' report

Apr 20, 2017 - 03:02 am .- A recent report shows that traffic deaths, crime, emergency room visits and youth usage of marijuana increased significantly in the first two years following the legalization of recreational pot in the state of Colorado.

Mexican nuns of new order open first US convent in Denver

Apr 20, 2017 - 12:11 am .- It seems providential that a new order of Discalced Carmelite nuns, whose charism is to know and to make known the glory of the Holy Trinity, has arrived to Denver to care for the archdiocese’s Holy Trinity Center.

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