Archive of November 16, 2012

Bono thanks Vatican for helping with debt forgiveness

Nov 16, 2012 - 06:10 pm .- The famous U2 vocalist Bono traveled to the Vatican Nov. 16 to thank the Church for its work to free the world's least developed countries from their foreign debt, enabling them to invest in education.

World Youth Day pilgrims not required to pay for Brazil visa

Nov 16, 2012 - 04:02 pm .- Organizers for World Youth Day Rio 2013 said pilgrims and volunteers who have proof of registration in the event will be able to enter Brazil without having to pay for a visa.

Conference counters threats to Catholic health care

Nov 16, 2012 - 01:26 pm .- Catholic health care providers and clergy are meeting in Rome this week to develop responses to the different ethical issues they are facing when they work with secular governments.

Mexicans should draw on faith to confront country's problems

Nov 16, 2012 - 12:03 pm .- At the end of their annual meeting, Mexico's bishops encouraged Catholics to root their faith in Christ in order to address, with renewed hope, the grave “evils” that affect the country.

Pope asks young to heed Jesus' missonary call

Nov 16, 2012 - 11:43 am .- In anticipation of next July’s World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro, Pope Benedict XVI is challenging young Catholics to be courageous missionaries to their peers.

Jerusalem bishop laments new Israeli-Palestinian violence

Nov 16, 2012 - 04:09 am .- Amid renewed military action between Israel and the Gaza Strip, a bishop from the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem is lamenting the “vicious circle of violence.”

Expert finds religious freedom a matter of national security

Nov 16, 2012 - 03:04 am .- The protection of religious freedom worldwide is so essential to democracy and prosperity that it should be considered an issue of “national security” to the U.S. government, says a former diplomat.

Benedict XVI's final book on Jesus coming out next week

Nov 16, 2012 - 12:10 am .- Pope Benedict's latest book on Christ, which focuses on his infancy, will be published in the United States Nov. 21.