Archive of November 30, 2016 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of November 30, 2016

Francis appeals to the martyrs in ecumenical message to Patriarch

Nov 30, 2016 - 04:15 pm .- The Bishop of Rome sent a message to the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople on Wednesday, continuing a recent tradition of ecumenism between the Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Churches.

In Pakistan, 13 sentenced over lynching of Christian couple

Nov 30, 2016 - 11:49 am .- Five men in Pakistan's Punjab province were sentenced to death last week for their leading role in the November 2014 murder of a Christian couple. Another eight were given two years in prison for their participation in the lynching.

Pope Francis meets Martin Scorsese, director of 'Silence,' at Vatican

Nov 30, 2016 - 08:18 am .- On Wednesday, Pope Francis added world famous director Martin Scorsese to the list of Hollywood stars he has welcomed for a private meeting in the Vatican, following an official Rome preview of Scorsese’s new film “Silence.”

Humanitarian needs going unmet in Iraq, Catholic leaders tell Congress

Nov 30, 2016 - 06:02 am .- Given new and expanded humanitarian crises in Iraq and elsewhere, Congress should respond generously to a request to approve additional aid funding, the U.S. bishops and Catholic Relief Services leaders have said in a letter.

We have to pray for both the living and the dead, Pope Francis says

Nov 30, 2016 - 05:38 am .- In his last set of catechesis on mercy, Pope Francis focused on the works of praying for the living and the dead, as well as burying the dead, insisting that since we are all part of one family in Christ, we must remember to pray constantly for one another.

Vatican foundation exploring pros, cons of new technologies

Nov 30, 2016 - 03:04 am .- Alongside the various technological advances booming throughout the world, the digital age has also brought with it questions as to exactly what effect these new technologies are having on the global market, particularly when it comes to jobs.

Pope Francis offers prayer, condolences after Colombia plane crash

Nov 30, 2016 - 02:57 am .- After a plane crash in Colombia claimed the lives of 71 people, including the majority of Brazil’s up and coming Brazil's Chapecoense soccer team, Pope Francis has offered his prayer and solidarity for the victims and their families.

Norwegian Catholic Church accused of membership inflation

Nov 30, 2016 - 12:09 am .- In an unusual turn of events, the Catholic Church in Norway is under fire for reportedly lying about its number of parishioners in order to receive more state monetary aid.