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  • Pope makes surprise telephone call to sick children in Genoa May 25, 2017
    (Vatican Radio) On Saturday, May 27th, Pope Francis will travel to the northern Italian city of Genoa for a one-day apostolic visit . One of the highlights of the day will undoubtedly be represented by his meeting with sick children and their families in the “Giannina Gaslini” Paediatric Hospital. Awaiting Francis’ visit, many of the […]
  • Pope Francis: Jesus journeys with us even in bad times May 24, 2017
    (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has told pilgrims that God walks with us always, “even in the most painful moments” of our lives as he did with the disciples on the road to Emmaus.  Pope Francis continued his series of reflections on Christian hope at his Wednesday General Audience shortly after his meeting with US president […]
  • Pope: ‘a Church without martyrs breeds distrust’ May 23, 2017
    (Vatican Radio) On the second anniversary of the beatification of Archbishop Oscar Romero, who was killed in 1980 by military squadrons linked to the Regime in San Salvador as he defended the poor, Pope Francis recalled Romero’s religious fervor and passion for justice while warning the faithful against a ‘lukewarm’ Church.  The Pope was speaking […]
  • Pope Francis: condolences to Manchester victims May 23, 2017
    (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has sent a telegram expressing condolences to the victims of Monday night's bombing of a concert venue in Manchester, England, and condemning the attack, in which at least 22 people were killed and 59 thers injured. Please find the full text of the telegram, below...   ******************************* His Holiness Pope Francis […]
  • Pope to Sister Disciples of the Divine Master: 'be prophets of hope' May 22, 2017
    (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Monday greeted the  Sister Disciples of the Divine Master (PDDM)  and encouraged them to go forward in their mission to bring the Gospel to the men and women of today with joy in unity, giving voice to plurality and respecting each other’s differences. The Pope words came as he addressed […]


  • Pro-lifers slam Christian school for punishing pregnant teen May 25, 2017
    Baltimore, Md., May 25, 2017 / 12:34 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Students for Life of America had strong words for a Maryland Christian high school that banned a pregnant student from walking at her graduation – a move they say will only deter women from being pro-life.
  • Romania takes step toward marriage defense amendment May 25, 2017
    Bucharest, Romania, May 25, 2017 / 08:27 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Romania's lower house of parliament has overwhelmingly approved a proposed constitutional amendment to define marriage as a union between one man and one woman.
  • Why this cardinal has high hopes for Pope Francis' Colombia visit May 25, 2017
    Rome, Italy, May 25, 2017 / 05:51 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis is headed to Colombia this summer, and one of the nation's leading bishops believes the visit will be a chance for progress for many countries in the region.
  • Cardinal pleads for Islamist militants to release Philippines hostages May 25, 2017
    Cotabato, Philippines, May 25, 2017 / 02:27 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- A Filipino cardinal has prayed for the release of Catholic hostages held by Islamists militants who have seized parts of a city on Mindanao, appealing to Muslim leaders to help secure their release.
  • To meet God we need silence, Cardinal Sarah says May 25, 2017
    Rome, Italy, May 25, 2017 / 01:01 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- At a presentation for his new book on Wednesday, Cardinal Robert Sarah said that not only does the Church need silence, but the act of being in silence and of listening to God is efficient, in its own way.

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