Archive of August 25, 2014 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of August 25, 2014

Pope Francis' interfaith soccer match shows desire for peace

Aug 25, 2014 - 08:03 pm .- A priest and close friend of Pope Francis says the pontiff's idea for an upcoming inter-religious soccer match for peace shows his keen interest in promoting the topic on all levels of society.

Disgraced nuncio does not have immunity, Vatican counters

Aug 25, 2014 - 05:14 pm .- The Vatican countered media reports that it protected a former nuncio who faces sex abuse charges through diplomatic immunity, saying instead that the Holy See acted justly and swiftly in the case.

Baghdad bishop: Take a 'real' challenge by praying

Aug 25, 2014 - 04:24 pm .- A bishop in Baghdad is challenging the faithful across the world to join in 30 minutes of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament on Aug. 26 for peace in Iraq and for refugees of violence in the country.

Orthodox patriarch denounces ISIS violence, stresses dialogue

Aug 25, 2014 - 02:10 pm .- The Ecumenical Patriarch of the Eastern Orthodox Church has spoken out against the persecution of religious minorities in Iraq, calling for dialogue and immediate humanitarian aid.  

Vatican advisor: anti-Ebola effort needs international backup

Aug 25, 2014 - 12:08 pm .- Though the Church and others are doing much to help Ebola victims, “extraordinary measures” are needed to halt the epidemic, a Vatican advisor on health issues has said.

Cardinal George participating in clinical trial of anti-cancer drug

Aug 25, 2014 - 10:46 am .- Cardinal Francis George of Chicago is continuing cancer treatment and has agreed to take part in a clinical trial of a new anti-cancer drug, his archdiocese has announced.  

Pope sends letter of condolence to family of James Foley

Aug 25, 2014 - 07:25 am .- Pope Francis sent a letter to the family of a U.S. journalist killed by ISIS last week, assuring them of his closeness and prayers for reconciliation and peace throughout the world.