Archive of July 13, 2016 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of July 13, 2016

Are religious teachers being eradicated from Belgian schools?

Jul 13, 2016 - 02:52 pm .- Religion classes in Belgium’s French-speaking primary and secondary schools will be cut in half starting in October 2016 and replaced with a weekly hour of citizenship classes.

Vatican department for Latin America gets surprise visit from Pope Francis

Jul 13, 2016 - 10:35 am .- After a trip to the dentist Wednesday, Pope Francis made the spontaneous decision to stop by the Pontifical Commission for Latin America – a visit one official says demonstrates his close pastoral concern for those in his care.

Pope takes new step in relaunching dialogue with Al-Azhar

Jul 13, 2016 - 06:20 am .- Less than two months after one of Sunni Islam’s highest authorities came to the Vatican following several years of icy relations, Pope Francis has sent a representative to Egypt’s Al-Azhar University in a bid to relaunch dialogue between the two.

Pope taps US religious freedom advocate for Vatican communications team

Jul 13, 2016 - 06:06 am .- On Wednesday the Vatican released the names of 16 people appointed by Pope Francis to the Vatican’s Secretariat for Communications, among whom is American religious freedom and prolife attorney Kim Daniels.

Cautious optimism as US troops help to retake Mosul from ISIS

Jul 13, 2016 - 12:08 am .- As the United States sends more troops to Iraq to help retake Mosul from the Islamic State, Catholics can view the action as just even while remaining vigilant about the long-term mission, one moral theologian said.