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Benedict XVI poses for first selfies

Sep 12, 2014 - 10:45 am .- The first “selfie” of retired pontiff Benedict XVI is making the rounds on social networks.

'One of Us' coalition to defend human life, dignity in Europe

Sep 12, 2014 - 02:14 am .- Citizens of 28 European countries belonging to 25 different organizations defending life and human dignity have come together to form the European Federation “One of Us,” named after a prominent E.U. citizen’s initiative.  

Brutally slain nuns recalled as women 'enamored' with God

Sep 11, 2014 - 04:21 pm .- Remembering the lives of the three Xaverian Missionary nuns murdered in Burundi over the weekend, the order’s vicar general hailed them as simple women in love with God and those they served.  

Legal group: Belgium's assisted suicide law failed a depressed woman

Sep 10, 2014 - 12:01 pm .- Belgium’s doctor-assisted suicide laws allowed an unqualified doctor to kill a depressed mother who did not have a terminal illness without notifying her family, the woman’s son has charged in legal filing against them.

Catholics in Ukrainian border diocese face suffering, uncertainty

Sep 9, 2014 - 04:55 am .- For Catholics in the southeast Ukrainian Diocese of Odessa-Simferopol, ongoing Russian control of Crimea has created serious challenges and “incredible devastation,” a local bishop said.  

Italian publication says it does not see ISIS violence as 'war of religion'

Sep 8, 2014 - 11:10 am .- Jesuit-run Italian newspaper La Civiltà Cattolica has clarified that it does not view ISIS violence as a 'war of religion,' although it believes the radical group sees its aggression in this manner.

US seminarians in Rome kick-off first year with softball tradition

Sep 5, 2014 - 02:04 am .- Each year, the Pontifical North American College in Rome celebrates Labor Day by pitting its second-year seminarians against the newly-arrived first years in a game of softball.

Spanish cardinal: My 'agenda' will be bringing others to Christ

Sep 4, 2014 - 01:16 pm .- The Spanish newspaper La Razon has published an interview with recently-named archbishop of Valencia, Cardinal Antonio Canizares Llovera, who says he is thankful to God and to the Pope for his transfer to the Spanish archdiocese.  

Suspension of Fulton Sheen's cause expected to be temporary

Sep 4, 2014 - 07:32 am .- In the wake of the suspension of Archbishop Fulton Sheen's cause for canonization due to an ownership dispute of his remains, the office promoting his sainthood says it doesn't expect the halt to last long.

Pope Francis is a 'son of the Church' on pro-life issues

Sep 4, 2014 - 04:55 am .- Pope Francis has drawn praise for his firm pro-life stance as well as his approach to the topic – which goes to the heart of the issue and teaches the Church how to truly embrace humanity.

Scottish bishops encourage voting in independence referendum

Sep 4, 2014 - 04:04 am .- Multiple Scottish bishops have appealed to Catholics to vote in the Sept. 18 referendum which will decide whether or not Scotland will become independent of the United Kingdom.

Italian bishops support priest threatened by mafia

Sep 3, 2014 - 11:59 am .- Responding to threats on the life of an anti-mafia priest, the Italian bishop’s conference issued a letter offering support and calling for an end to corruption and injustice.

Caritas launches powerful animated short to fight global hunger

Sep 3, 2014 - 05:26 am .- Global Catholic relief agency Caritas Internationalis has launched a new video aimed at promoting awareness about the need to help one another in the fight against worldwide hunger.

Nuncio: We owe Ukraine more than a salvage operation

Sep 3, 2014 - 04:02 am .- As Ukraine's crisis continues to escalate, the nation's apostolic nuncio stressed that its people deserve more than after-the-fact aid and should be allowed to live in peace, without the threat of outside aggressors.

Cardinal Pell to celebrate Mass for new English school

Sep 3, 2014 - 12:00 am .- The School of the Annunciation, which prepares students for the new evangelization in England and Wales, will mark its official foundation on Sept. 8 with Mass celebrated by Australia’s Cardinal George Pell.

Terror recruitment linked to Europe failing its young people

Sep 2, 2014 - 05:07 pm .- As reports continue to emerge on Muslims born and raised in Europe being recruited by the Islamic State, the continent has been urged to reflect on how it has failed to transmit an authentic meaning of life to its youth.

Pope Francis' match for peace thrills with positive message

Sep 2, 2014 - 01:00 pm .- Players, singers and sponsors who participated in Pope Francis' interreligious match for peace have praised him for the idea, stating that it promotes good values important for youth today.

Ebola outbreak worsens amid more pleas for aid

Aug 31, 2014 - 04:44 pm .- The continuing spread of the Ebola outbreak in Africa is putting more lives at risk, while containment efforts and the flight of vital workers have endangered food supplies and medical care even for those without the disease.  

Greek Catholics face hostility amid unrest in Ukraine

Aug 29, 2014 - 05:02 pm .- A bishop of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church called for peace amid escalating conflict with pro-Russian separatists, stating that the Church there is facing increased persecution as fighting goes on.

Choice of new Madrid archbishop marks new course for Spain's bishops

Aug 29, 2014 - 04:27 pm .- The appointment of Carlos Osoro Sierra as the new Archbishop of Madrid is another step forward in the renewal of the ranks of the Spanish bishops that at the same time raises expectations for Curia reform.  

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