Archive of August 11, 2016 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of August 11, 2016

In war-torn Syria, Our Lady of Peace Cathedral needs help

Aug 11, 2016 - 10:08 pm .- The war-torn Cathedral of Homs sits in the heart of western Syria.

Islamic aggression takes different form in Nigeria, bishop explains

Aug 11, 2016 - 07:08 pm .- Bishop Charles Hammawa heads the Diocese of Jalingo, located in the eastern part of the Nigeria's so-called “Middle Belt.” The population of 2.3 million is about equally divided between Muslims and Christians, 450,000 of whom are Catholic, with 10 percent of the people belonging to traditional religions.

Will Pope Francis visit Assisi again this year? This imam says yes.

Aug 11, 2016 - 05:24 pm .- If a prominent imam is right, Pope Francis will visit Assisi Sept. 19 for a major international interreligious meeting.

Okla. Christians counter Satanic mockery of Virgin Mary with prayer

Aug 11, 2016 - 03:07 pm .- Another planned black mass and an additional satanic ritual in Oklahoma City is timed to mock a Marian feast and desecrate an image of the Virgin Mary. In reaction, the local Catholic archbishop and Christians from all backgrounds will join in prayer.

Bishop calls for international collaboration to end conflict in South Sudan

Aug 11, 2016 - 01:48 pm .- In the midst of an intense humanitarian crisis gripping his country, a South Sudanese bishop has called for collaboration between local political leadership and the international community in obtaining peace.

Pope Francis invites 21 Syrian refugees to lunch

Aug 11, 2016 - 09:58 am .- On Thursday Pope Francis invited 21 Syrian refugees to join him for lunch at his residence in the Vatican’s Casa Santa Marta, exchanging gifts, toys and drawings with the children.

In Syria, Aleppo's Catholics pray and fast for peace

Aug 11, 2016 - 06:01 am .- As rebel factions continue to fight Syria's Assad government for control of Aleppo, Syria's largest city, Christians in the metropolis are praying and fasting for peace to come to their homes.

Why this bishop thinks moral leadership will bridge the racial divide

Aug 11, 2016 - 03:04 am .- With the second anniversary of riots in Ferguson, Mo., this week, Bishop Edward Braxton of Belleville has noted the downfalls of racial division and spoke about the importance of moral leadership as the best way to combat the growing division among citizens in the United States.

Pro-life leaders reject call for abortions in face of U.S. Zika cases

Aug 11, 2016 - 12:02 am .- A small patch of the city of Miami is being called “ground zero” for the Zika virus in the United States, adding fuel to the abortion debate surrounding the disease, which can cause birth defects in unborn children.