Archive of July 29, 2016 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of July 29, 2016

The story of a Holocaust survivor who encountered Pope Francis

Jul 29, 2016 - 05:02 pm .- A survivor of the Auschwitz concentration camp welcomed Pope Francis’ Friday visit and asked the world to remember the suffering that took place there.

What is the Democratic Party's 'progressive' vision of religious freedom?

Jul 29, 2016 - 03:26 pm .- As the 2016 Democratic Party platform insists on a “progressive” notion of religious freedom, what might that look like in policy?

The cruelty of Auschwitz still continues, Pope tells youth

Jul 29, 2016 - 01:46 pm .- Speaking from the balcony of the bishop's palace in Krakow, Pope Francis told youth gathered below that the horror lived by prisoners in the Auschwitz extermination camp isn’t over, but still continues in those who suffer various forms of cruelty today.

A 'cry of hope' after the death of Father Hamel

Jul 29, 2016 - 12:38 pm .- At a Mass said for the victims of Tuesday's church attack in France, the Archbishop of Paris appealed for hope as he remembered Father Jacques Hamel, who was killed by two Islamic State terrorists as he was celebrating the Eucharist.

Heroism and sacrifice: The Catholic history of Auschwitz

Jul 29, 2016 - 12:20 pm .- Pope Francis sat quietly in one of Auschwitz's most ominous prison cells, praying in what had been the inhumane living space of St. Maximilian Kolbe, a Catholic priest martyred during the Holocaust.

Are you suffering? Jesus is with you, Pope Francis says

Jul 29, 2016 - 11:56 am .- The Way of the Cross shows Christ's embrace of everyone who hungers, suffers, and dies – and the imperative for Christians to do works of mercy. Those were Pope Francis’ words for young people at World Youth Day in Krakow on Friday.

Francis' message to young Cubans: Dream of a better world

Jul 29, 2016 - 11:13 am .- Pope Francis sent a video message to Cuban youth unable to attend World Youth Day on Friday, encouraging them to have hope and to bring the Gospel to life.

WYD panel discusses worldwide state of religious freedom

Jul 29, 2016 - 10:29 am .- The day after a priest was brutally murdered in France, a panel at World Youth Day in Poland discussed the importance of religious freedom worldwide.

The Pope's powerful words at a children's hospital in Poland

Jul 29, 2016 - 09:48 am .- Pope Francis paid a visit to the patients of a children's hospital in Krakow on Friday, where he stressed the need for social and political concerns to center on the needs of society's most disadvantaged.

At Auschwitz, Pope prays for God's forgiveness

Jul 29, 2016 - 05:40 am .- Pope Francis paid a solemn visit to the Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps on Friday, where over a million people are believed to have lost their lives. At the memorials, he gave no speech and prayed in silence, but instead wrote in the guest book two simple lines begging for God's mercy and forgiveness.

Japan knife attack shows disabled persons 'have to be protected'

Jul 29, 2016 - 05:01 am .- Following Tuesday's mass killing at a care home in Japan for persons with mental disabilities, one of the country's bishops has said the incident demonstrates the need for such persons to be valued and protected by society.

At Baseball Hall of Fame, Mets star thankful for Catholic faith

Jul 29, 2016 - 03:02 am .- Mike Piazza, the newest inductee of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, has given a shout-out to Pope Benedict XVI and his mother Veronica.