Archive of December 20, 2016 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of December 20, 2016

In the US, a request for asylum could essentially land you in prison

Dec 20, 2016 - 05:16 pm .- With the number of displaced persons at its highest ever recorded – more than after World War II – troubling stories have surfaced of the U.S. disobeying its own protocol in detaining or removing asylum-seekers.

Former Manchester United footballer to be a Dominican priest

Dec 20, 2016 - 02:32 pm .- You might have heard of Phil Mulryne, a Manchester United footballer who's shared the field with David Beckham and brought fame to Ireland with 27 caps – international appearances – in his athletic career.

Pope Francis pardons priest tied to Vatileaks scandal

Dec 20, 2016 - 12:25 pm .- Pope Francis has officially granted clemency to Spanish priest Msgr. Lucio Angel Vallejo Balda, who had already served half of his 18-month jail sentence for leaking confidential Vatican documents.

Film on miracles intends to explain the inexplicable

Dec 20, 2016 - 09:09 am .- For both skeptics and believers, miracles have captivated people’s attention for thousands of years.

Pope Francis pleads for end to 'homicidal madness' of terrorism

Dec 20, 2016 - 06:44 am .- What are being called two major acts of terrorism in just the past 24 hours have prompted Pope Francis to again beg for an even stronger commitment to putting such bloody attacks, which have marred many parts of the world over the past 18 months, to an end.

Bishops mourn victims of deadly truck detour on Berlin Christmas market

Dec 20, 2016 - 01:50 am .- After 12 people were killed when a truck rammed into crowds at a Berlin Christmas market, the German bishops have voiced their sorrow, and have invited people to join them in praying for the victims and their families.