May 28, 2014 - 01:03 pm .- As Pope Francis concluded his trip to the Holy Land on May 26, an unknown man attempted to set fire to the Abbey of the Dormition, the place where according to tradition the Virgin Mary fell asleep before being assumed into Heaven.
May 26, 2014 - 09:44 am .- At the conclusion of his pilgrimage to the Holy Land, Pope Francis focused his homily at Mass on the significance of the Upper Room, held to be the site of the descent of the Holy Spirit upon Jesus' apostles.
May 26, 2014 - 08:15 am .- Religious, priests, and seminarians gathered in the Church near the garden of Gethsemane today to meet with Pope Francis, who urged them to follow Christ with courage.
May 26, 2014 - 07:30 am .- Amid claims that Pope Francis' unscheduled stop at an Israeli memorial for terrorist victims was made under pressure to appease government officials, the Holy See has said that the rumors are false.
May 26, 2014 - 07:09 am .- In a meeting today with Israeli President Shimon Peres, Pope Francis expressed his hope that Jerusalem would be a true 'city of peace,' with Peres echoing his commitment.
May 25, 2014 - 12:28 pm .- At an ecumenical celebration in Jerusalem during his visit to the region, Pope Francis told inter-denominational Christians that the Risen Christ unites them all in a message of hope for the world.
May 25, 2014 - 11:56 am .- In a declaration delivered at the end of a private meeting, Pope Francis and the Ecumenical Patriarch of Costantinople Bartholomew I marked a new step on the journey towards unity, stressing their commonality in areas such as respect for the sanctity of life and the protection of the family.
May 25, 2014 - 08:51 am .- Late Sunday afternoon Pope Francis arrived in Tel Aviv, where he urged Israeli President Shimon Peres and other authorities to adopt a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
May 24, 2014 - 11:50 am .- On the first day of his pilgrimage to the Holy Land, Pope Francis met with a group of nearly 600 refugees and disabled youth, urging them to offer their prayers and sufferings for an end to violence.
May 23, 2014 - 01:36 pm .- The leaders of the Catholic communities in Israel, Jordan and Cyprus have chosen the logo and motto for the Pope's pilgrimage which will begin on Saturday, May 24.
May 23, 2014 - 01:28 pm .- CNA's special coverage team has arrived in the Holy Land for Pope Francis' historic visit. This weekend they will be bringing the prayer intentions of our readers to Jerusalem's Holy Sepulchre.
May 23, 2014 - 07:25 am .- One day after bombings in his city killed nearly 120, Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Jos, Nigeria, has called on the international community to take tangible steps in helping to defeat a radical Islamist group.
May 21, 2014 - 02:26 pm .- Some 1400 boys and girls from Jordan will receive First Communion during the Mass Pope Francis will celebrate on the first day of his trip to the Holy Land at the Amman International Stadium.
May 21, 2014 - 02:17 am .- Members of the small Christian minority on the Tanzanian islands of Zanzibar are suffering intimidation and now fear that their children will be coerced to convert to Islam, one resident said.
May 21, 2014 - 12:07 am .- As the Holy Land prepares for the visit of Pope Francis, Catholic seminarians are praying for the visit's success and preparing with great anticipation to assist in a papal Mass.
May 20, 2014 - 12:16 pm .- The Catholic religious congregations of South Sudan have urged their countrymen to reject violence, calling on the country’s leaders to honor the terms of a recent peace agreement.
May 17, 2014 - 06:02 am .- An appeal issued jointly Wednesday by Vatican and Jordanian officials marks the nations’ friendship and common commitment to foster peace and dialogue in the Middle East.
May 16, 2014 - 05:30 pm .- A pregnant woman who was raised as a Christian has been sentenced to execution by a Sudanese court that contends she has apostatized from Islam, drawing worldwide condemnation.
May 14, 2014 - 01:30 pm .- Boko Haram’s April kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls has brought Nigerians, as well as people across the world, into solidarity with each other across religious divides, one of the country’s bishops has said.
May 13, 2014 - 04:18 pm .- A Central African bishop who was abducted on Holy Wednesday by Seleka rebels, and was on his way to be executed, has called the incident “a great misfortune.”