Archive of December 15, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of December 15, 2019

Pope Francis celebrates a Filipino Christmas tradition at the Vatican

Dec 15, 2019 - 10:00 am .- On Gaudete Sunday, Pope Francis celebrated a Filipino Christmas tradition in St. Peter’s Basilica -- the Simbang Gabi Christmas novena.

Pope Francis: Advent is a time of conversion

Dec 15, 2019 - 05:30 am .- As Pope Francis blessed children's nativity scene figurines Sunday, the pope said that the Advent season is a time of conversion to make space in one’s heart for Christ to come and fill it with joy.

Costa Rican president signs decree to allow some abortions

Dec 15, 2019 - 03:22 am .- Costa Rica's president on Dec. 12 issued a technical decree that defines the conditions under which a doctor may perform an abortion when doctors consider it necessary to preserve the life of the mother.