Archive of January 5, 2016 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of January 5, 2016

Most Americans say Islamic State atrocities are genocide

Jan 5, 2016 - 06:05 pm .- Most Americans support a broad recognition of Islamic State atrocities against Christians and other minorities as genocide, a recent survey says.

Soon to be saints? India's Christians killed in brutal 2008 massacre

Jan 5, 2016 - 04:41 pm .- The green light has officially been given to open the cause for sainthood of the nearly 100 Christians murdered in the Indian state of Odisha in 2008.

After second abduction, Franciscan priest freed in Syria

Jan 5, 2016 - 12:10 pm .- Franciscan priest Fr. Dhiya Aziz, who had been briefly kidnapped by unknown jihadist militants in Syria in July and was abducted a second time just before Christmas, and has again been set free by his captors.

Remember that refugees are fleeing for their lives, bishop urges

Jan 5, 2016 - 03:02 am .- As the number of displaced persons is at its highest worldwide, Catholics must remember that “extremely vulnerable” refugees often flee circumstances where their very lives are at risk, a bishop has said.

New eparchy in US to serve Catholics with roots in ancient Indian Christianity

Jan 5, 2016 - 02:04 am .- Pope Francis on Monday created a new eparchy for the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church in the United States and Canada, to serve several thousand Catholics of the India-based Church.

Leading US bishop: 2016 is the time for pro-life conscience protections

Jan 5, 2016 - 12:42 am .- On the cusp of 2016, the president of the U.S. Bishops Conference is calling for greater protection of pro-life professionals and organizations in the year ahead.