Archive of July 3, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of July 3, 2020

‘God bless America’ - Popes speak to the United States

Jul 3, 2020 - 11:20 am .- Pope John Paul II, Pope Benedict XVI, and Pope Francis each made apostolic visitations to the United States during the course of their pontificates. As the United States celebrates Independence Day, CNA remembers words to America from each of those popes:

Sagrada Familia invites medical workers to attend July 4 reopening

Jul 3, 2020 - 11:00 am .- Sagrada Família, the majestic basilica designed by Antoni Gaudí, will reopen its doors July 4 following a more than 100-day closure due to the coronavirus crisis.

Vatican appeals for debt relief for developing countries at United Nations

Jul 3, 2020 - 09:30 am .- The Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations in Geneva is urging countries to help relieve the “crippling external debt burdens” of developing countries struggling in the coronavirus pandemic.

Pope Francis makes donation to World Food Programme as pandemic causes rising hunger

Jul 3, 2020 - 08:35 am .- Pope Francis has made a donation to the World Food Programme as the organization works to feed 270 million people this year amid rising hunger caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Cardinal says it is time to rebuild, as economic crisis hits northern Italy

Jul 3, 2020 - 08:10 am .- A cardinal archbishop in northern Italy said Friday that the COVID-19 health crisis has created an “immense” poverty in the area, and now is the time to rebuild, to take responsibility, and to share resources.

European bishops call for EU support of persecuted Christians in Nigeria

Jul 3, 2020 - 05:30 am .- The president of the European bishops’ commission has promised persecuted Christians in Nigeria that he will advocate for increased support from the European Union. 

Vatican financial watchdog hails ‘rising trend’ in reports to Promoter of Justice

Jul 3, 2020 - 04:30 am .- The Vatican’s financial watchdog authority reported Friday that it received 64 suspicious activity reports in 2019, 15 of which it forwarded to the Promoter of Justice for possible prosecution. 

Missouri cannot block Medicaid funding from Planned Parenthood, high court says

Jul 3, 2020 - 03:12 am .- The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down a provision that intended to cut Planned Parenthood off from Medicaid funding in the state.

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