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  • Pope dedicates videomessage to Italian educator April 23, 2017
    (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has sent a video message to a festival organised to promote books and reading, which is taking place in Milan from 19 to 23 April. The videomessage is dedicated to Don Lorenzo Milani, the prior of Barbiana, and writer of many works including “letter to a professor”. The Italian priest is […]
  • Regina Caeli: With Mercy violence and rancor have no sense April 23, 2017
    (Vatican Radio) In his Angelus address in a sunny St Peter’s Square, Pope France recalled the Church tradition of calling the first Sunday after Easter “in albis”, an expression he said, meant to recall the rite of those who had received baptism in white on the Easter Vigil. The Pope went on to say that  […]
  • Pope Francis: 'martyrs are the living blood of the Church' April 22, 2017
    (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Saturday paid tribute to modern day martyrs whom he said “are the living blood of the Church". The Pope was presiding over a Liturgy of the Word at the Church of St. Bartholomew on the Tiber , a shrine to the martyrs of the 20th and 21st centuries. Speaking during […]
  • Testimonies of family and friends of the "New Martyrs" April 22, 2017
    (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis’ visit to the Basilica of Saint Bartholomew on the Tiber Island (San Bartolomeo all’Isola) featured a Liturgy of the Word for the Vigil of the “New Martyrs” of the 20th and 21st centuries. During the Liturgy, family members and friends of three of the many new “witnesses of the faith” offered […]
  • 19th century French priest beatified in Spain: Louis Antoine Ormières April 22, 2017
    (Vatican Radio)  The 19th century French priest Louis Antoine Ormières was beatified in the Spanish town of Oviedo on Saturday by Cardinal Angelo Amato, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints. Founder of the Sisters of the Guardian Angel and 87 schools in France and Spain, Fr. Ormières (1809-1890) dedicated his life […]


  • India bishops slam 'brutal' disruption of Good Friday service April 21, 2017
    Rome, Italy, Apr 21, 2017 / 11:22 am (EWTN News/CNA).- India's Catholic bishops have strongly condemned a violent police disruption of a Good Friday service at a small parish in the south of the country.
  • Why Russia's new ban on Jehovah's Witnesses is so troubling April 21, 2017
    Moscow, Russia, Apr 21, 2017 / 09:01 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The Jehovah's Witnesses have been banned as an extremist group in a Thursday Supreme Court decision that observers feared signaled a further step back for religious liberty.
  • How the upcoming canonization affirms the Fatima apparitions April 21, 2017
    Fatima, Portugal, Apr 21, 2017 / 04:02 am (EWTN News/CNA).- The canonization of Fatima visionaries Francisco and Jacinta Marto has been hailed as an exciting moment for the Church, but the rector of the Marian shrine has said that it bears an even greater significance in terms of putting a spotlight on Our Lady's message.
  • 13 planning attacks on Christians arrested in Egypt April 20, 2017
    Cairo, Egypt, Apr 20, 2017 / 07:08 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Egyptian police on Sunday arrested 13 people who were planning attacks against Christians and public institutions in the country.
  • Vatican cricket club takes interreligious tournament to Fatima April 19, 2017
    Fatima, Portugal, Apr 19, 2017 / 11:45 am (EWTN News/CNA).- St. Peter's Cricket Club, the Vatican's cricket team, is traveling to Fatima April 19-22 for an interreligious tournament ahead of the 100th anniversary of the appearance of Our Lady to three shepherd children in the country.

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