Archive of July 12, 2016 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of July 12, 2016

With South Sudan on the brink of civil war, here's what Church leaders are saying

Jul 12, 2016 - 02:49 pm .- Heavy fighting in Juba, the capital city of South Sudan, prompted Church leaders in the country to issue a statement this week condemning the violence and asking for prayers.  

Pope Francis grieves over deadly train crash in Italy

Jul 12, 2016 - 12:02 pm .- After a head-on train collision killed 20 people in the southern Italian region of Puglia, Pope Francis voiced his grief over the incident and offered prayers for the victims and their families.

New press office directors given warm Vatican welcome

Jul 12, 2016 - 11:07 am .- After the appointment of two laypersons as the new directors of the Holy See Press Office, Msgr. Dario Vigano said that while their roles haven’t yet been clearly defined amid ongoing reforms, the two will play a key role in Vatican communications.

Venezuelan government blasted for blocking Church aid

Jul 12, 2016 - 12:01 am .- A top Venezuelan prelate slammed president Nicolás Maduro's lack of “moral authority” in calling for peace while preventing the Church and other institutions from relieving the country's severe food crisis.