Archive of February 8, 2014 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of February 8, 2014

Tanzanian bishop sees hope, despite growth of extremism

Feb 8, 2014 - 03:31 pm .- A bishop of a north-central diocese in Tanzania has expressed concern over the growth of radical Islamist violence in the country from foreign sources, while maintaining religious dialogue and hope for the Church.

Pope meets with Sri Lankans, welcomes invitation to visit

Feb 8, 2014 - 11:23 am .- Today the Pope met with over 1,500 Sri Lankan pilgrims, assuring them of his prayers for continued peace in the conflict-ridden nation and expressing his hope for a future visit.

Sainthood causes of over 100 martyrs advanced by Pope

Feb 8, 2014 - 11:04 am .- The Pope has approved the advancement of the causes for canonization of over one hundred lay Catholics persecuted for their faith, as well as a bishop, a religious sister, and two priests.

Pope Francis expected to say Mass for Italian lawmakers

Feb 8, 2014 - 08:05 am .- Pope Francis will say Mass March 27 in the grotto of the St. Peter’s Basilica for the members of the Italian parliament, according to a letter written by an auxiliary bishop of Rome.