Archive of January 12, 2015

Pope Francis: Sri Lankans can learn to live as one family

Jan 12, 2015 - 09:32 pm .- Pope Francis has begun his visit to Sri Lanka, voicing hopes for “days of friendship, dialogue and solidarity.”

Haiti's hope is in its people five years after quake

Jan 12, 2015 - 07:15 pm .- Five years ago today, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake decimated St. Francois de Sales Hospital in the heart of Port-au-Prince.    Now, the more than 100-year-old hospital is preparing to reopen its doors for the first time since the disaster – thanks, in part, to the work of Catholic Relief Services.   

Nigerian bishop hopes for solidarity, as thousands already killed in the new year

Jan 12, 2015 - 02:56 pm .- Boko Haram having killed as many as 2,000 in an attack on the town of Baga last week, Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Jos hopes that Nigeria will see demonstrations of solidarity and unity in the face of such violence.

New Orleans receives a native son for new auxiliary bishop

Jan 12, 2015 - 01:47 pm .- Fr. Fernand Joseph Cheri III, O.F.M., was appointed on Monday by Pope Francis as an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, his hometown.

For Pope Francis, loving concern for the poor is not communism

Jan 12, 2015 - 11:00 am .- As Pope Francis stated in a recent interview that love for the poor is not communism, but the Gospel, one of the interview's co-authors asks if the current economic system is “the best possible,” and encourages a discussion of the question.

Pope tells diplomats to work for peace amid a world rife with conflict

Jan 12, 2015 - 07:54 am .- Pope Francis told Vatican diplomats that peace – which is a communal responsibility – is the only solution to global issues like war, terrorism and social problems such as unemployment and slavery.