Africa’s bishops offer Pope Francis prayers and a warm welcome

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Accra, Ghana, Nov 24, 2015 / 04:21 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Ahead of the papal visit to Africa, the continent’s bishops have sent Francis a message of welcome. They emphasized the importance of the family in African society and the need for peace in regions suffering terrorism and violent conflict. “As representatives of the Church in […]

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By Staff Reporter INTERVIEW: Sister Speaks of Joy of Little Ones in Kenya Nursery School as They Await Pope Francis’ Visit Sister Maureen Shares How the Holy Father Is Visiting at Just the Right Time, When He Is Needed Most By Deborah Castellano Lubov Ahead of Pope Francis’ arrival in Kenya tomorrow, little children, many… […]

2 Auxiliaries Named for Westminster


By Staff Reporter Pope Francis has appointed Fr. Paul McAleenan and Msgr. John Wilson as auxiliaries of the archdiocese of Westminster, England. Paul McAleenan was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in 1951 and was ordained a priest in 1985. He has served in a number of pastoral roles in the Archdiocese of Westminster, including … […]

Bishop Named for Personal Ordinariate in the USA


By Staff Reporter Pope Francis has appointed Fr. Steven Joseph Lopes as ordinary bishop of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter, in the United States of America and Canada. The Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter is one of the personal ordinariates for former Anglicans established under the 2009 apostolic constitu… […]

1st Hearing Held for Those Accused of Leaking, Mishandling Vatican Documents


By Staff Reporter This morning at the Vatican City State Tribunal, the first hearing in the criminal trial of Msgr. Angel Lucio Vallejo Balda, Francesca Immacolata Chaouqui, Nicola Maio, Emiliano Fittipaldi and Gianluigi Nuzzi, accused of offences connected to the disclosure of reserved information and documents. The defendants… Read More: Zenit

FORUM: What Precisely Is the Gospel?

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By Bishop Robert Barron Many Evangelicals pride themselves on the fact that they can succinctly sum up the Good News in a way that people find compelling and helpful, whereas many Catholics, it seems, get tongue-tied Read More: Zenit

Pope Francis visits the Vatican Bank, appoints new Director General

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(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Tuesday visited the Institute for the Works of Religion (IOR), commonly known as the Vatican Bank. During his visit, he met with the Board of Superintendence for about 20 minutes, where he announced the appointment of a new Director General of the Institution, Dr. Gian Franco Mammi, who has been […]

FORUM: ‘We Must Be Ready’

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By Staff Reporter Cardinal Dolan Publishes Reflection Saying Since We Won’t Know If End of World Is Coming, Be Prepared Read More: Zenit