Archive of December 8, 2015

Saint Peter's Basilica used in art display promoting beauty of nature

Dec 8, 2015 - 09:06 pm .- On Tuesday the façade and dome of St. Peter’s Basilica were illuminated with images portraying man’s relation to nature – an event inspired by Pope Francis’ recent encyclical on care for our common home and set to coincide with major Church events.

A growing coalition agrees: Christians are genocide victims too

Dec 8, 2015 - 04:18 pm .- Legal experts, religious leaders, and now an independent government commission are asking the U.S. State Department to include Christians among the victims of genocide perpetrated by ISIS.

Pope Francis venerates Immaculate Conception statue in Rome

Dec 8, 2015 - 01:40 pm .- Pope Francis venerated the statue of the Immaculate Conception in Rome’s Piazza di Spagna, continuing the tradition set by his predecessors in the late 1900s.

Your apathy is hurting ISIS victims – a challenge to US Christians

Dec 8, 2015 - 06:16 am .- Christians in the U.S. must stop their apathy to the bloody persecution of religious minorities in Iraq and Syria, said a religious freedom advocate who proposed an “examination of conscience” for faith communities.

It’s time to rediscover God’s mercy, Pope says at Jubilee launch

Dec 8, 2015 - 04:50 am .- Pope Francis has officially commenced the Jubilee of Mercy, calling those who pass through the newly-opened Holy Door to rediscover God’s mercy and experience the mystery of his love.

What challenges do women face at work? The Vatican takes a look

Dec 8, 2015 - 03:02 am .- A two-day Vatican workshop over the weekend explored the unique challenges faced by women as they balance work with family life, and what true equality for women looks like in the workplace.

In Peru, blood drive donors draw inspiration from priests martyred by terrorists

Dec 8, 2015 - 12:04 am .- Inspired by Saturday's beatification of the first Peruvian martyrs, a group of young people has launched a blood drive initiative “#DonaEsperanza” in order to “give hope” and follow the example of three priests slain by Marxist guerillas.

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