Egyptians filled with hope by Pope Francis’ message of peace

by

Cairo, Egypt, Apr 29, 2017 / 12:58 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- As Pope Francis returns from his April 28-29 trip to Cairo, Egyptians of all faiths were pleased by his visit and his message – one that filled them with hope for the future, they said. Muslim woman Samia Zien Elbeden, whose husband was killed just […]

Pope to Egypt’s priests and religious: be sowers of hope and dialogue

by

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Saturday told Egypt’s priests, religious and seminarians to be sowers of hope, builders of bridges and agents of dialogue, despite the many difficulties they face. The pope’s words came during his final encounter, a prayer service at the seminary in Cairo at the end of his two day visit to […]

Pope Francis at Cairo Mass: live lives ablaze with charity

by

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis was the principal celebrant and homilist at Mass for Egyptian Catholics in the “Air Defense Stadium” in Cairo on Saturday. In his homily, focused on the Gospel reading for the 3rd Sunday of Easter, which tells of Our Lord’s going to meet the two disciples on the road to Emmaus, the […]

In Trump’s first 100 days, Catholics find a mixed bag

by

Washington D.C., Apr 29, 2017 / 05:27 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholic leaders have found cause for both praise and concern after the first 100 days of Donald Trump’s presidency. “Catholics have reason for optimism. But like the first 100 days, the road ahead remains difficult,” Brian Burch, president of CatholicVote.org, said on the organization’s scorecard […]

Pope Francis in Cairo: full text of homily at Sat AM Mass

by

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis was the principal celebrant and homilist at Mass for Egyptian Catholics in the “Air Defense Stadium” in Cairo on Saturday. Below, please find the full text of the Holy Father’s prepared remarks, in their official English translation. *********************************** Homily of His Holiness Pope FrancisHoly Mass, Cairo29 April 2017 As-salamu alaykum! Peace […]

Pope Francis in Cairo: impromptu exchange with young people

by

(Vatican Radio) Friday evening saw an unscripted moment between Pope Francis and a group of some three hundred young people gathered in the small square before the entrance to the Apostolic Nunciature in Cairo, where the Holy Father stayed the night between Friday and Saturday. After supper, the Holy Father went to greet the young […]

Major pro-life advocate Charmaine Yoest appointed to key HHS role

by

Washington D.C., Apr 28, 2017 / 03:23 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- On Friday, President Donald Trump announced his intention to appoint prominent pro-life legislative activist Charmaine Yoest as the new assistant secretary for public affairs at the Department of Health and Human Services. Yoest served for years as president and CEO of Americans United for Life, […]