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Founder of Neocatechumenal Way thanks Pope for Amoris Laetitia

Apr 15, 2016 - 07:44 pm .- Kiko Argüello, the founder and global head of the Neocatechumenal Way, expressed his support for Pope Francis for his apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia, with a short analysis of its contents.

Pope Francis' visit to Greece shows a shared Christian concern for refugees

Apr 15, 2016 - 03:04 pm .- Pope Francis’ visit on Saturday with refugees in Greece will show solidarity with those in need and demonstrate a shared Christian commitment to helping them, according to the Vatican spokesman.

Could Pope Francis' visit to Greece be a game-changer for refugees?

Apr 15, 2016 - 03:00 am .- Pope Francis’ visit with refugees and migrants in Greece this Saturday could be a moment of leadership at a time when political concerns overshadow the world’s attention, said a relief agency leader in the country.  

Will Pope Francis mend ties with the SSPX?

Apr 14, 2016 - 03:02 am .- Bishop Bernard Fellay, head of the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X, has reportedly discussed several positive aspects of his meeting with Pope Francis at the beginning of the month.

Sweden can't send Christian convert back to Iran

Apr 9, 2016 - 03:52 pm .- Religious liberty advocates applauded a European court’s ruling in favor of asylum for an individual fleeing life-threatening anti-conversion laws in Iran, on the grounds that his security must be taken into account.

Jeremy Irons says he opposes abortion, easy divorce

Mar 30, 2016 - 04:37 pm .- In a recent interview with British daily The Guardian, renowned actor Jeremy Irons voiced his opposition to easy divorce and to abortion, which he said is a sin and “harms a woman.”

Survivor of Brussels terror attack writes letter of hope to unborn baby

Mar 29, 2016 - 12:47 am .- “...I just want to tell you that life is a wonderful thing, and the world is really full of remarkable people.”

Italy's 'bleeding thorn' marks the coincidence of Good Friday, Annunciation

Mar 25, 2016 - 06:38 pm .- A single thorn held to have been taken from Christ's crown of thorns that traditionally 'bleeds' each time that Good Friday falls on March 25, has done so again this year.

Pope's Way of the Cross remembers migrants, persecuted Christians

Mar 25, 2016 - 05:54 pm .- Following the yearly Good Friday tradition set by his predecessors, Pope Francis presided over the Stations of the Cross at Rome's Colosseum, where such issues as migration and the persecution of Christians were remembered.

An emotional Mass for migrants with Pope Francis

Mar 24, 2016 - 11:50 am .- During a Mass in Rome on Holy Thursday Pope Francis washed the feet of migrants and refugees, many of whom were moved to tears by the gesture.

'Good Friday came early' – Catholic bishops mourn Brussels attacks

Mar 22, 2016 - 02:06 pm .- The Holy Week terrorist attacks in Brussels on Tuesday led the city's bishops to mourn and reflect on the deadly crimes in light of Jesus Christ's Passion.

Divine Mercy meets World Youth Day this summer in Poland

Mar 22, 2016 - 03:08 am .- Krakow’s role in the Divine Mercy devotion could mean great things for World Youth Day this year, said the city’s archbishop, Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz.

In Tulsa's diocese, no one is turned away from end-of-life care

Mar 21, 2016 - 04:02 pm .- The latest initiative of the Tulsa, Oklahoma diocese is not only offering practical care for the region's homeless and under-privileged communities – it's bringing a message of hope in the face of death.

Meet the 'Mother Teresa' of 14th century Rome

Mar 20, 2016 - 04:02 am .- Although she's not as well known outside of Rome, Saint Francesca Romana has been lauded as a woman whose charity and service to the poor rival those of the modern-day, soon-to-be saint Mother Teresa.

These seminarians are being ordained – in a refugee camp

Mar 18, 2016 - 03:00 pm .- After their seminary in Qaraqosh was dissolved following a brutal ISIS attack in 2014, four Iraqi seminarians chose not to give up after being forced to flee, but to continue their path to the priesthood.

Caritas Spain is helping more than 2,000 women leave prostitution

Mar 17, 2016 - 12:30 am .- According to a recent report from Caritas Spain, more than 2,200 women are receiving help in exiting prostitution thanks to the group’s concentrated efforts in fighting human trafficking and supporting immigrants.

Fight in Italy over saint's jewels 'completely misleading'

Mar 13, 2016 - 04:02 pm .- Reports that the valuable treasure of St. Januarius will be placed in the hands of the Vatican rather than the city of Naples are inaccurate, says a monsignor who oversees the assets.

What's it like to go to confession with Pope Francis?

Mar 13, 2016 - 04:02 am .- Have you ever wondered what it would be like to go to confession with Pope Francis?

A year after riots, Baltimore leaders unite for Rome pilgrimage

Mar 10, 2016 - 03:02 am .- Nearly a year after violent riots erupted in West Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody, religious leaders from across the city have banded together for a pilgrimage to Rome which they hope will help them to build bridges in their community.

Here are the faces of the nuns who were martyred in Yemen

Mar 8, 2016 - 01:27 pm .- Sister Anslem, Sister Reginette, Sister Judith, Sister Marguerite, and were serving as caretakers at the Missionaries of Charity's convent and nursing home in Aden, Yemen.

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