Archive of August 29, 2014 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of August 29, 2014

Greek Catholics face hostility amid unrest in Ukraine

Aug 29, 2014 - 05:02 pm .- A bishop of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church called for peace amid escalating conflict with pro-Russian separatists, stating that the Church there is facing increased persecution as fighting goes on.

Choice of new Madrid archbishop marks new course for Spain's bishops

Aug 29, 2014 - 04:27 pm .- The appointment of Carlos Osoro Sierra as the new Archbishop of Madrid is another step forward in the renewal of the ranks of the Spanish bishops that at the same time raises expectations for Curia reform.  

Jerusalem priest to Israel, Palestine: Humanize one another

Aug 29, 2014 - 12:02 pm .- Following the agreement of an indefinite ceasefire in Gaza earlier this week, a key priest in Jerusalem says the only way for it to last is if both sides overcome dehumanizing prejudices of the other.

Italian bishop: Catholics in 'irregular' relationships welcome in Church

Aug 29, 2014 - 11:55 am .- Those who are in irregular marital situations cannot receive Holy Communion but are still Christian faithful and “must feel at home” in Catholic churches, a leading Italian bishop has said.

Iraqi refugees working to help each other survive

Aug 29, 2014 - 09:33 am .- Christians and other religious minorities who have fled areas in Iraq that have fallen under Islamic State control are now helping one another to survive as refugees, an aid worker said.  

Koreans infected with 'Francis syndrome' after papal visit

Aug 29, 2014 - 04:02 am .- A former Korean ambassador to the Holy See spoke of the effects of Pope Francis' recent visit to South Korea, saying that all of Asia now feels a long-term challenge to imitate his humble ways.

Pakistani leader talks persecuted Christians with Pope Francis

Aug 29, 2014 - 02:03 am .- In a brief encounter with Pope Francis following his general audience yesterday, former Pakistani minister Paul Bhatti discussed persecuted Christians and invited the pontiff to visit their country.

Knights co-launch film on hope among Haiti's young amputees

Aug 29, 2014 - 12:02 am .- The Knights of Columbus partnered with Connecticut-based EVTV to produce a documentary on hope and healing of Haitian children injured in the catastrophic 2010 earthquake that rocked the country.