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Vatican official praises Sr Cristina for going to 'peripheries'

Jul 9, 2014 - 02:02 am .- A priest at the Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization has said Sister Cristina Scuccia, who recently won The Voice Italy, is an example of how the Church must go out to the existential peripheries.

All of us need rehabilitation, Pope Francis reminds prisoners

Jul 5, 2014 - 01:32 pm .- At a visit Saturday with the imprisoned in the Italian city of Isernia, Pope Francis stated the need of every human person for rehabilitation, and conversion to God.

Official logo, prayer for WYD Krakow 2016 announced

Jul 3, 2014 - 11:18 am .- In a press conference held earlier today in Krakow, Poland, Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz presented the official logo and prayer for the 31st World Youth Day slated to take place there in 2016.

Opus Dei to display remains of Bishop del Portillo after beatification

Jul 1, 2014 - 12:23 pm .- The Opus Dei press office announced that the remains of Bishop Alvaro del Portillo, the first successor to St. Josemaria Escriva, will be put on display September 29 to October 2 at the Basilica of St. Eugene in Rome.

The story of Father McGivney, extraordinary priest

Jun 28, 2014 - 04:03 pm .- A new Italian edition of a book about the life of Father Michael McGivney tells the story of his extraordinary life as a parish priest, the inspiration that led him to found the Knights of Columbus, and the chronicle of his ongoing canonization process.

Catholic site aims to engage through beauty, accessibility

Jun 25, 2014 - 02:02 am .- The U.K.-based Faith movement has just launched a new interactive website aimed at giving Catholics the tools for evangelization in an accessible, attractive format.

Bishop: government corruption a factor in Boko Haram violence

Jun 24, 2014 - 05:16 pm .- The bishop of a northern Nigerian diocese said at a conference last week that among the factors which has led to violence by a radial Islamist group there is the government's corruption and lack of administration.

AP issues massive correction on Ireland child burial story

Jun 24, 2014 - 12:16 pm .- The Associated Press has retracted key claims from its reports of an Irish Catholic home for unwed mothers supposedly burying hundreds of unbaptized infants in a septic tank.

Church must reclaim its missionary identity, Italian priest says

Jun 24, 2014 - 02:04 am .- As “Ad Gentes,” the only Italian magazine dedicated to the foreign missions, suspended publication last week due to a lack of subscribers, a priest has emphasized the Church's need to embrace its missionary ideals.

Pope Francis stops car to bless young disabled woman

Jun 23, 2014 - 10:19 am .- During his June 21 pastoral visit to the region of Calabria in southern Italy, Pope Francis stopped the car that was transporting him to see a young disabled woman and her family on the side of the road.

Euthanasia case heads to French high court

Jun 20, 2014 - 03:24 pm .- An official with France’s highest court has said that a minimally conscious, severely injured man should be denied food and hydration, countering prior rulings that doing so would violate his right to life.

Salesians back humane solutions for asylum seekers in Italy

Jun 20, 2014 - 11:09 am .- Two Salesian groups in Italy launched an initiative Friday to coordinate their activities for immigrants, many of whom are refugees, both in Italy and in their home countries.

Archbishop hopes Colombian president will work for peace

Jun 20, 2014 - 02:05 am .- A Colombian bishop has said the country’s newly re-elected president, Juan Manuel Santos, has the difficult mission of confronting new violence amid continued security problems and guerrilla attacks.

Eucharist the 'bread of love', Pope says on Corpus Christi

Jun 19, 2014 - 05:02 pm .- During Mass for the feast of Corpus Christi, Pope Francis exhorted the faithful to avoid the “false bread” of the world, and to remember that God’s food truly satisfies.

Polish communist's reconciliation with Church hailed as joyous

Jun 19, 2014 - 12:11 am .- The recent funeral Mass said for Wojciech Jaruzelski, who was a Polish military commander and communist politician during the Cold War, has been received as an occasion for rejoicing.

Pope's Mexico visit meaningful for all Latin America, diplomat says

Jun 18, 2014 - 02:03 pm .- Mexico's ambassador to the Holy See says he is awaiting the announcement of the dates of a visit to the country by Pope Francis, after the Holy Father accepted an invitation from Mexican president Enrique Pena Nieto.

Archbishop Gaenswein: thread of diplomacy links Benedict, Francis

Jun 17, 2014 - 02:03 am .- In a recent interview with CNA, the prefect of the Papal Household and personal secretary to Benedict XVI recounted how the current and emeritus Bishops of Rome and connected by their diplomacy during apostolic journeys.

Bosnia event touches on religious violence in light of WWI

Jun 17, 2014 - 01:02 am .- International leaders within the Catholic Church have gathered in Sarajevo, Bosnia to discuss the consequences of the First World War, particularly its effect on terrorism and religious violence.

Rome church restoration boosted by unique 3D scanner

Jun 15, 2014 - 04:02 pm .- Assisting in restoration and reconstruction for artists and architects alike, 3D scanner technology has recently been used to create unique point cloud models of churches and frescoes in Rome.

Pope Francis: Europe is tired, must be rejuvenated

Jun 15, 2014 - 03:30 pm .- In a visit to a community dedicated to serving the poor and needy, Pope Francis warned of the poverty of Europe which faces a declining birthrate, hidden forms of euthanasia, and high rates of unemployment.

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