Archive of June 26, 2012

Pope grieves with earthquake-hit region of Italy

Jun 26, 2012 - 05:09 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI visited the northern Italian region of Emilia Romagna to express his solidarity with those affected by back-to-back earthquakes that have killed 26 people and injured many more in the past month.

Vatican outfitted with first electric car

Jun 26, 2012 - 04:05 pm .- The NWG auto company has given Pope Benedict XVI a gift for his consistent concern for the environment – the Vatican’s first electric-powered vehicle.

Pope accepts Argentina bishop's resignation

Jun 26, 2012 - 12:01 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI has accepted the resignation of an Argentinean bishop who admitted a romantic relationship with a woman photographed with him on a beach in Mexico.

Supreme Knight says HHS mandate has re-shaped country's political landscape

Jun 26, 2012 - 10:20 am .- Whether the federal contraception mandate stands or falls, it has changed U.S. politics forever, the head of the Knights of Columbus observed during the 2012 Catholic Media Conference.

49ers head coach describes joy of Peru mission work

Jun 26, 2012 - 06:04 am .- It's not every day that children in Piura, Peru, learn to play American football from the coach of a National Football League team.

Poll finds Americans respect immigrants, want 'non-partisan' solution

Jun 26, 2012 - 02:05 am .- Most Americans have a respectful view of immigrants, and would support long-term measures to make legal residence possible, a Knights of Columbus-Marist poll has found.

Catholic leaders react to Egyptian presidential election

Jun 26, 2012 - 12:34 am .- The victory speech of newly elected Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi has encouraged Coptic Catholic Bishop Joannes Zakaria of Luxor, who expressed optimism about the future despite others’ concerns.