Archive of May 31, 2017

Vatican soccer champs dedicate victory to Coptic Christians

May 31, 2017 - 04:00 pm .- Upon winning the Vatican's annual soccer championship last week, the victorious team honored Christians in Egypt who have faced increasingly brutal persecution in recent years.

Trump admin ponders new religious freedom rule for HHS mandate

May 31, 2017 - 03:51 pm .- A leaked draft of a federal rule that would protect religious organizations from the controversial federal contraception mandate has won the support of religious liberty advocates, who say that it is sorely needed.

Rome conference to address safeguarding children online

May 31, 2017 - 11:05 am .- An international congress in Rome this autumn will bring together experts to focus on the problem of online sexual abuse of minors and how to better safeguard children on the internet.

Pope Francis condemns 'abhorrent' Kabul attack

May 31, 2017 - 06:35 am .- After a major suicide bomb tore through a busy neighborhood in Kabul, killing at least 80 people, Pope Francis condemned the ‘brutal’ act, offering his prayers for the victims and for peace in the country.

Pope: A good Christian spreads hope – not bitterness

May 31, 2017 - 05:54 am .- On Wednesday Pope Francis said the Holy Spirit has the power to fill us with the hope of Christ, in turn making us Christians vessels that bring hope to others, rather than bitterness or desperation.

Indian politician suggests ransom fund for kidnapped priest

May 31, 2017 - 03:02 am .- A member of India’s Legislative Assembly is encouraging the Church to raise money for the release of kidnapped priest Father Tom Uzhunnalil, claiming a need for concrete action beyond prayer.

South Korean president seeks Pope's support in reconciliation efforts

May 31, 2017 - 12:29 am .- On the eve of President Trump’s visit to the Holy See, the newly elected president of South Korea sent a special envoy to ask for Vatican support in efforts to foster reconciliation in the Korean peninsula.

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