Archive of February 18, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of February 18, 2020

Christ is hope for the Church and the world, Archbishop Perez says at installation

Feb 18, 2020 - 04:48 pm .- The hope of Christ is far more profound than hope as the world defines it, Archbishop Nelson Perez said during his homily at his installation Mass as Archbishop of Philadelphia on Tuesday.

Elderly Chinese bishop recovers from coronavirus

Feb 18, 2020 - 04:23 pm .- Bishop Joseph Zhu Baoyu, Bishop Emeritus of Nanyang, has recovered from coronavirus. At age 98, he is among the oldest infected patients to have recovered.

Historic Iraqi church to be rebuilt

Feb 18, 2020 - 03:10 pm .- The rebuilding of a Syriac Catholic church in Mosul, Iraq, destroyed by ISIS will begin soon, the U.N.’s heritage agency (UNESCO) announced last week.

Bishops and aid agencies praise coronavirus response

Feb 18, 2020 - 02:41 pm .- American bishops and leaders of Catholic aid agencies have praised Vatican and U.S. responses to the coronavirus outbreak, and encouraged the faithful to stay informed about the disease.

Pope Francis approves Caritas Internationalis’ new statutes

Feb 18, 2020 - 01:26 pm .- The Vatican announced Feb. 17 that Pope Francis had approved changes to Caritas Internationalis’ governing statutes and internal rules.

Kidnapped Nigerian priest has been released

Feb 18, 2020 - 01:25 pm .- The Nigerian priest who was abducted by gunmen last week has been freed. Fr. Nicholas Oboh was kidnapped last week in the southwest region of Nigeria and was freed Tuesday evening, his diocese reported.

Vatican official raided over London property deal investigation

Feb 18, 2020 - 09:06 am .- Vatican authorities have seized documents and computers belonging to a senior curial official as part of an investigation into financial misconduct, the Holy See announced on Tuesday.

Court evidence suggests abuse cover-up by high ranking Legionaries of Christ

Feb 18, 2020 - 12:01 am .- Evidence to be presented in a upcoming criminal trial suggests an elaborate cover-up of sexual abuse allegations against a former priest of the Legionaries of Christ whom an Italian court has convicted of sexual abuse of a minor.