Archive of October 7, 2016 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of October 7, 2016

New UN secretary general nominee a committed Catholic

Oct 7, 2016 - 04:29 pm .- The United Nations Security Council has selected committed Catholic and human rights advocate as the nominee for Secretary General of the international organization.

Colombia's President Santos wins Nobel Peace Prize, despite failed vote

Oct 7, 2016 - 04:19 pm .- Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos has won the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to secure peace with the FARC rebel group, despite the rejection of a proposed peace deal in a national referendum.

Sistine Chapel Choir releases new album for Jubilee of Mercy

Oct 7, 2016 - 03:00 pm .- For the second year in a row the Sistine Chapel Choir has recorded an album inside the chapel of its namesake, this year selecting pieces by Palestrina that focus on mercy in honor of the Jubilee.

NY archdiocese offers compensation to sex abuse victims

Oct 7, 2016 - 01:06 pm .- Cardinal Timothy Dolan announced Thursday that the New York archdiocese is establishing an independent compensation program for victims of sexual abuse committed by clergy of the local Church.

Charity is the heart of all missionary action, Pope Francis says

Oct 7, 2016 - 07:59 am .- After electing their new General Superior, the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate had a meeting with Pope Francis, who told them that in the midst of a rapidly changing world, humanity needs missionaries filled love and zeal for the Gospel.  

Pope offers prayer, support for a Haiti devastated by hurricane Matthew

Oct 7, 2016 - 06:39 am .- After Hurricane Matthew killed more than 300 people and left thousands more homeless, Pope Francis has written a telegram assuring his prayer and spiritual closeness to all those affected by the disaster.

New Arlington bishop to continue devotion to Holy Name of Jesus

Oct 7, 2016 - 05:43 am .- The new Bishop of Arlington says he wants to accompany his flock as much as possible, teaching and administering the sacraments.

Six dead after al-Qaeda ally attacks Christians in Kenya border town

Oct 7, 2016 - 12:55 am .- A deadly attack on Christians in northeast Kenya was intended to drive them out of the region, a radio station run by the militant Islamist group al-Shabab has claimed.