Archive of April 23, 2018

Pope's abuse prevention commission prioritizes survivors, education

Apr 23, 2018 - 07:00 pm .- Pope Francis' commission for the protection of minors met in Rome last week to listen to survivors of clerical sexual abuse, and to discuss abuse prevention education and policy, and ways the Church might work more closely with abuse survivors.

Second priest murdered in Mexico in less than a week

Apr 23, 2018 - 03:30 pm .- The reported murder of a priest in Guadalajara, Mexico, on Friday marks the second killing of a priest in less than a week in the country.

Incoming pro-life chair to keynote National Catholic Prayer Breakfast

Apr 23, 2018 - 03:00 pm .- The keynote speaker at the 2018 National Catholic Prayer Breakfast will be Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City, incoming chairman of the US bishops’ pro-life committee.

Nigerian priest liberated after four days in captivity

Apr 23, 2018 - 12:38 pm .- Fr. Edwin Omoregbe, who had been kidnapped last week in Nigeria's Edo state, was released on Sunday.

Italy grants Alfie Evans citizenship in hopes of transfer to Rome

Apr 23, 2018 - 10:38 am .- On Monday a hospitalized British child at the center of a heated legal battle was granted Italian citizenship, part of an effort to delay shutting off his life-support, and to transfer him to a Roman hospital for additional treatment and medical evaluation.

Francis shares a sweet treat with Rome's poor for feast of St. George

Apr 23, 2018 - 04:13 am .- I-scream, you-scream, Pope Francis screamed... 'gelato!' on the feast of his patron saint, George, offering some 3,000 ice creams to homeless individuals served in Caritas soup kitchens and shelters around Rome.