Archive of November 12, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of November 12, 2020

In interview with Raymond Arroyo, Viganò denies accusations from McCarrick Report

Nov 12, 2020 - 09:15 pm .- Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, who served as apostolic nuncio to the United States from 2011 to 2016, has denied claims in the Vatican’s McCarrick Report which said he failed to act on instructions to investigate Theodore McCarrick.

Biden to open US to refugees with increase in resettlements

Nov 12, 2020 - 05:00 pm .- Presumptive president-elect Joe Biden says he plans for the U.S. to resettle far more refugees in 2021 than in recent years. The move would be a reversal of standing Trump administration policy.

Maine diocese frozen out of COVID restrictions discussion

Nov 12, 2020 - 03:00 pm .- The Diocese of Portland, Maine, has expressed frustration at being excluded from conversations with the state governor over safe reopening practices during the coronavirus pandemic after church capacity was again reduced to 50 people. 

Vatican appoints president of foundation overseeing scandal-ridden Italian hospital

Nov 12, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- The Vatican announced Thursday that it had appointed an interim president of the foundation which owns and operates a scandal-ridden dermatological hospital in Rome.

Video shows 90-year-old cardinal telling kidnappers: ‘I will preach what is the truth’

Nov 12, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- When 90-year-old Cardinal Christian Tumi was interrogated in captivity by armed separatists in Cameroon last week, he calmly told his captors that he has been called by God to preach only what is true.

Pope Francis: Care for refugees fleeing ‘viruses of injustice, violence and war’

Nov 12, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- Pope Francis has urged Catholics to care for people fleeing “the viruses of injustice, violence and war,” in a message marking the 40th anniversary of the Jesuit Refugee Service.

Pope Francis congratulates Biden on election victory in phone call

Nov 12, 2020 - 11:35 am .- Presumptive President-elect Joe Biden spoke with Pope Francis on Thursday, his office has announced. The Catholic, former vice president, and presumptive next president was congratulated on his electoral victory by the pope on the morning of Nov. 12.

ANALYSIS: Pro-life Democrats are gone from Congress, now what?

Nov 12, 2020 - 10:42 am .- The consolidation of pro-life votes within one political party raises questions about the movement’s long-term political interests. If only one party welcomes pro-lifers, it also knows they have nowhere else to go--and can act accordingly.

Bishop Conley returns from medical leave of absence to head Lincoln diocese

Nov 12, 2020 - 10:07 am .- Bishop James Conley announced that he is resuming full pastoral care of the Diocese of Lincoln, Nebraska, following an 11-month leave of absence to receive mental health treatment.

Armenia’s ambassador to Vatican stresses threat of Syrian fighters in Nagorno-Karabakh

Nov 12, 2020 - 08:30 am .- The Armenian ambassador to the Holy See said Wednesday that the recruitment and deployment of Syrian Islamist extremists to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone in the Caucasus Mountains is a serious threat to international security.

Pope Francis calls to check on Italian cardinal in coronavirus ICU

Nov 12, 2020 - 07:30 am .- Pope Francis made a phone call this week to check in on an Italian cardinal who is in a serious condition as he battles COVID-19 after more than a week in intensive care.

Pandemic forces Vatican to scale down World Day of the Poor events

Nov 12, 2020 - 06:30 am .- Coronavirus restrictions have forced the Vatican to scale down its commemoration of the World Day of the Poor, a Vatican archbishop said Thursday.

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