Archive of February 6, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of February 6, 2020

Legionaries of Christ elect new superior general

Feb 6, 2020 - 08:51 pm .- During its general chapter meeting in Rome, the Legionaries of Christ religious order has elected a new superior general to lead the embattled religious congregation.

Francis fills two episcopal vacancies in Chile left by sex abuse scandal

Feb 6, 2020 - 06:18 pm .- Pope Francis on Wednesday appointed bishops to the dioceses of Osorno and San Bartolomé de Chillán, both of which had been left vacant in 2018 amid the sex abuse scandal of the Church in Chile.

Pompeo announces new alliance for religious freedom

Feb 6, 2020 - 05:00 pm .- A new International Religious Freedom Alliance with 27 member states was announced on Wednesday by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

NGO releases 'Baker's Dozen' list of contributors to sexual exploitation

Feb 6, 2020 - 04:39 pm .- The National Center on Sexual Exploitation has updated its annual “Dirty Dozen” ranking of mainstream companies or entities that it says are not doing enough to stop the spread of sexual exploitation.

Catholic leaders warn Philippine divorce bill lacks sufficient debate

Feb 6, 2020 - 03:21 pm .- Catholic leaders in the Philippines have voiced concern that a bill aiming to legalize divorce is progressing without significant debate.

Hungarian government urges defense of persecuted Christians

Feb 6, 2020 - 02:49 pm .- The world must raise their voices and stand up for persecuted Christians, Hungarian State Secretary for the Aid of Persecuted Christians Tristan Azbej said Thursday.

Death of indigenous Argentine children prompts plea against indifference

Feb 6, 2020 - 02:27 pm .- The head of an indigenous ministry team in Argentina has called on Catholics not to be indifferent to the plight of suffering indigenous people, but to make an effort at outreach, encounter, and prayer.

Syro-Malabar archdiocese opens sainthood cause of Vincentian founder

Feb 6, 2020 - 01:59 pm .- The cause for beatification of Father Varkey Kattarath, founder of the Vincentian Congregation, was opened Wednesday at a ceremony in India.

In Argentina, 400 grottos to be built for celebration of Virgin Mary

Feb 6, 2020 - 01:16 pm .- To commemorate the anniversary of a statue of the Virgin Mary being discovered in Argentina, 400 small grottos are being constructed in one region of the country.

Parolin: On McCarrick report release, Pope Francis has 'final word'

Feb 6, 2020 - 12:20 pm .- Pope Francis will make the final decision on when to publish a highly-anticipated report on former cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin said Thursday.

Trump slams opponents, asks for votes at National Prayer Breakfast

Feb 6, 2020 - 11:00 am .- President Donald Trump criticized his political opponents, touted strong economic numbers, and asked for votes at the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday in Washington, D.C.

What Pope Francis told Tim Tebow

Feb 6, 2020 - 10:37 am .- When he met Pope Francis at the Vatican Feb. 5, Tebow talked with the pope about his faith, and especially about the project, borne of that faith, that had brought him to Rome.

Bishops applaud school choice as Pence visits Catholic school

Feb 6, 2020 - 07:00 am .- The U.S. bishops’ conference praised a Trump administration plan to expand school choice Wednesday, as Vice President Mike Pence paid a visit to a Catholic school in inner-city Philadelphia.