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

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CNA Staff, Jul 3, 2020 / 11:20 am (CNA).- 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: Pope Francis September 24, 2015, […]

Sagrada Familia invites medical workers to attend July 4 reopening

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CNA Staff, Jul 3, 2020 / 11:00 am (CNA).- The Sagrada Família, designed by Antoni Gaudí, will reopen its doors July 4 following a more than 100-day closure due to the coronavirus crisis. The unfinished basilica, which was forced to close to tourists March 13, will offer free entry to medical workers and their families […]

Sagrada Familia invites medical workers to attend July 4 reopening

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CNA Staff, Jul 3, 2020 / 11:00 am (CNA).- The Sagrada Família, designed by Antoni Gaudí, will reopen its doors July 4 following a more than 100-day closure due to the coronavirus crisis. The unfinished basilica, which was forced to close to tourists March 13, will offer free entry to medical workers and their families […]

Hopes Raised for Return of Kidnapped Pakistani Girl

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By ZENIT Staff By John Pontifex A Christian family in Pakistan fighting for the return of a 14-year-old girl reportedly abducted from her home have had their hopes raised after the Grand Mufti of a local mosque issued a fatwa. Muhammad Asad Ali Rizvi Efi issued the Islamic ruling on behalf of the Sunni Rizvi […]

Vatican appeals for debt relief for developing countries at United Nations

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Rome Newsroom, Jul 3, 2020 / 09:30 am (CNA).- 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. “There is no doubt that the current COVID-19 crisis will more severely affect the […]

Vatican appeals for debt relief for developing countries at United Nations

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Rome Newsroom, Jul 3, 2020 / 09:30 am (CNA).- 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. “There is no doubt that the current COVID-19 crisis will more severely affect the […]

Statement by the Irish Bishops’ Council for Life

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By ZENIT Staff The following statement was issued on July 3, 2020, by The Council for Life, an initiative of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference, chaired by Bishop Kevin Doran. The Council’s objective is to promote the Church’s teaching on the dignity and value of every human life from conception to a natural end. The […]

Pope Names Bishop of Ndola, Zambia

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By Staff Reporter Appointment of bishop of Ndola, Zambia The Holy Father has appointed as bishop of the diocese of Ndola, Zambia, Bishop Benjamin Phiri, currently titular of Nachingwea and auxiliary of the diocese of Chipata. Appointment of office head of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America The Holy Father has appointed the distinguished Dr. […]

Pope Releases Video for July Prayer Intention

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By ZENIT Staff Pope Francis has released a video message accompanying his prayer intention for July, which this month is for families that they be “accompanied with love, respect, and guidance.” It has become the custom of Pope Francis to release a video message detailing his prayer intention for each month. The full text of […]