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Archive for March 7, 2021

Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo, in Carmel-by-the-Sea, Calif. Credit: Burkhard Mücke via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 4.0)?w=200&h=150

By Perry West

Catholic group receives grant to restore historic California mission

A Catholic group has received a large grant to restore one of the oldest California missions and to provide a... Read more

Pope Francis releases a dove after praying for the victims of war in Mosul, Iraq, March 7, 2021. Photo credits: Vatican Media.?w=200&h=150

Pope Francis prays for victims of war in ruins of Mosul

Pope Francis prayed on Sunday for the victims of war in the rubble-strewn city of Mosul, where the Islamic State... Read more

Pope Francis prays for the victims of war in Mosul, Iraq, March 7, 2021. Photo credits: Vatican Media.?w=200&h=150

Full text: Pope Francis’ prayer of suffrage for the victims of war in Mosul

Here is the full text of Pope Francis’ prayer of suffrage for the victims of the war, delivered March 7, 2021,... Read more

Pope Francis blesses a young boy in the Syriac Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception in Bakhdida, Iraq, on March 7, 2021. Photo credits: Vatican Media.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis in the Nineveh Plains: ‘Terrorism and death never have the last word’

Pope Francis entrusted the rebuilding of Christian communities in the Nineveh Plains to the protection of the Virgin Mary at... Read more

Pope Francis in the Syriac Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception in Bakhdida, Iraq on March 7, 2021. Credit: Vatican Media/CNA.?w=200&h=150

Full text: Pope Francis’ Angelus address in the Nineveh Plains

Here is the full prepared text of Pope Francis’ Angelus address, delivered March 7, 2021, in Bakhdida (Qaraqosh), Iraq.  Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in the Franso Hariri Stadium in Erbil, Iraq, March 7, 2021. Photo credits: Vatican Media. ?w=200&h=150

Full text: Pope Francis’ homily at Mass in the Franso Hariri Stadium in Erbil

Here is the full text of Pope Francis’ homily, delivered March 7, 2021, in the Franso Hariri Stadium in Erbil,... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in the Franso Hariri Stadium in Erbil, Iraq, March 7, 2021. Photo credits: Vatican Media. ?w=200&h=150

Pope Francis in Erbil: ‘Today I can see at first hand that the Church in Iraq is alive’

Pope Francis on Sunday expressed joy at the vitality of the Church in Iraq despite years of fierce persecution.  Read more

Pope Francis met with Abdullah Kurdi in Erbil, Iraq on March 7, 2021. Credit: Vatican Media.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis in Iraq meets with father whose children died as refugees in shipwreck

Pope Francis met Sunday with a father who lost his wife and two children in a shipwreck as Syrian war... Read more