Appeals court upholds La. law regulating abortion clinics

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New Orleans, La., Jan 23, 2019 / 11:41 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday rejected a request from abortion rights’ advocates to rehear a case challenging a Louisiana law that requires abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. The Jan. 18 decision effectively upholds its earlier ruling in […]

UAE: Pope and Imam of al Azhar to be at Conference

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By ZENIT Staff The international interreligious meeting will take place in Abu Dhabi at the beginning of February, to coincide with the visit of Pope Francis in the United Arab Emirates (3-5 February). The Bishop of Rome will participate in the Conference, hosted at the Founder’s Memorial, where he will hold the only official speech […]

Pakistan: Nearly 200 Cases of Christians on Blasphemy Charges

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By John Pontifex There are nearly 200 cases of Christians in Pakistan charged with blasphemy – the controversial law made famous by Asia Bibi, according to a January 23, 2019, report by Aid to the Church in Need (ACN). Father James Channon, director of the Peace Center in Lahore, which promotes inter-faith relations, said research […]

‘Palliative Care Is a Human Right,’ says Pontifical Academy for Life

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By Marina Droujinina “Palliative care is a human right,” affirmed Monsignor Vincenzo Paglia, President of the Pontifical Academy for Life. “Different international programs are implementing it, but the true human right is to continue to be recognized and welcomed as a member of society, being part of a community,” he stressed. Monsignor Paglia made these […]

Swiss Guards: New Black Helmets

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By Anne Kurian On January 22, 2019, for the 513th anniversary of its foundation, the Pontifical Swiss Guard inaugurated new black helmets and a series of short films on the life of the Vatican’s armed corps. To mark the anniversary, the guards and families of their District attended a Mass, at the end of the […]

Pope Francis’ Program for Apostolic Trip to Panama for World Youth Day 2019

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By ZENIT Staff Pope Francis has departed from Rome on his papal flight and will be arriving in Panama this evening. Before traveling to his papal flight to Panama, PopeFrancis met with eight refugees from different countries at his residence Casa Santa Marta, confirmed the Vatican. Here is the program for the Holy Father’s Jan. […]

Pope Prays at Santa Maria Maggiore Before Departing for Panama

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By Deborah Castellano Lubov Tuesday morning, Pope Francis traveled to the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore to pray for the success of his 26th Apostolic Visit abroad to the Central American country Panama, Jan. 23-27, 2019, for the occasion of the XXXIV World Youth Day, reported Director ‘ad interim’ of the Holy See Press Office, […]

Meet the kids who traveled 24 hours on a bus to stand up for the unborn

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Washington D.C., Jan 23, 2019 / 03:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Diocese of Lincoln sent more than 200 young people to Washington, D.C., to stand up for the unborn, and they believe they are part of a growing trend of pro-life sentiment. CNA spoke to some of these students outside of the capitol to see […]