Archive of November 25, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of November 25, 2019

University should not be for the privileged few, Pope Francis says in Japan

Nov 25, 2019 - 06:47 pm .- At a Jesuit university in Tokyo on Tuesday, Pope Francis said a quality university education should not be something out of reach for the average person, and should promote justice and the common good.

Senators reportedly blocked Armenian genocide resolutions at White House request

Nov 25, 2019 - 06:01 pm .- Congressional resolutions recognizing the Armenian genocide were reportedly blocked by Republican senators at the direction of the White House.

Priests convicted of abusing children at Argentina school for the deaf

Nov 25, 2019 - 05:53 pm .- Two Catholic priests have been convicted of sexually abusing students students at an institute that cared for deaf children. The priests have been sentenced to more than 40 years in an Argentine prison.

After 8-day hunger strike, Nicaraguan mothers transported to hospital

Nov 25, 2019 - 05:02 pm .- A group of mothers who had been conducting a hunger strike in a Catholic church in Nicaragua have left the premises and been transferred to a local hospital for treatment.

New US asylum rule is gambling with lives of migrants, Catholic leaders warn

Nov 25, 2019 - 04:20 pm .- New asylum rules from the Trump administration put vulnerable people at risk and could further destabilize Central America, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and Catholic Relief Services have said.

Leaked manuals detail regime at Chinese 'reeducation camps'

Nov 25, 2019 - 03:00 pm .- Leaked government documents from China have shed light on the country’s extensive network of internment camps for religious minorities, and exposed the use of an algorithm to determine who will be arrested and detained. 

Zanchetta will return to Argentina, due in court on Thursday

Nov 25, 2019 - 02:00 pm .- Argentine Bishop Gustavo Zanchetta will be returning to his home country to face charges of sexual and financial misconduct on Tuesday, he announced in a statement through his canon lawyer on Saturday. 

At papal Mass, the Marian image that survived Nagasaki's atom bomb

Nov 25, 2019 - 01:35 pm .- The image used at a papal Mass in Nagasaki had an additional significance: It is a sculpture of Mary that survived the explosion of the atomic bomb in 1945.

German bishops will light ‘Synodal Candle’ to launch controversial process  

Nov 25, 2019 - 12:55 pm .- The German bishops' conference announced Monday that a ceremonial "Synodal Candle" will be lit on the first Sunday of Advent to officially launch the nation’s "synodal process," which is scheduled to run over two years and pass resolutions about Church life in Germany.

AMA supports federal ban on 'conversion therapy'

Nov 25, 2019 - 12:01 pm .- The American Medical Association announced last week that it had adopted a number of new policies, including advocacy for a federal ban on “so-called reparative or conversion therapy for sexual orientation or gender identity.”

Bishop Caggiano picked to chair CRS board of directors

Nov 25, 2019 - 11:27 am .- Bishop Frank Caggiano of Bridgeport has been appointed chairman of the board of directors for Catholic Relief Services (CRS), the agency announced Monday.

Pope's personal secretary will return to Vatican Congregation for Bishops

Nov 25, 2019 - 10:15 am .- The personal secretary to Pope Francis will leave his position in December, after nearly seven years of service to the pope.

Pope Francis meets the Japanese Emperor, who, like the pope, came after an unexpected resignation

Nov 25, 2019 - 09:00 am .- Pope Francis met Monday with Emperor Naruhito of Japan. It was the first meeting of the two less, less than two weeks since Naruhito completed the rituals that made him the newest emperor in the world’s oldest continuous hereditary throne.

Economics must prioritize human dignity, pope tells Japanese authorities

Nov 25, 2019 - 03:34 am .- In the measure of a country, concern for human dignity and life is more important than economic strength, Pope Francis told Japanese authorities, civil servants, and diplomats Monday in Tokyo.

Pope in Tokyo: Christ is the lens that helps us prioritize our lives

Nov 25, 2019 - 01:04 am .- Amid the confusion and anxiety often found in modern society, Christ offers us the perspective and freedom to order our lives properly, Pope Francis said at Mass in Tokyo on Monday.