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Archive for November 2017

Pope kicks off Bangladesh visit with call to action on Rohingya crisis

Vatican City, Nov 30, 2017 / 05:44 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis arrived in Bangladesh with words of praise for the humanitarian assistance the nation has given to Rohingya Muslim refugees, and urged greater action on their behalf from the international community. Speaking to Bangladeshi president Abdul […]

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Activist group apologizes to priest after lawsuit dismissed

St. Louis, Mo., Nov 27, 2017 / 08:19 pm (CNA).- An advocacy group has issued an apology to a St. Louis priest for "any false or inaccurate statements" regarding allegations of abuse, after criminal charges against him were dropped and subsequent lawsuits were settled or dismissed. The […]

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In Argentina, 600 missionaries renew commitment to spreading Gospel

Buenos Aires, Argentina, Nov 25, 2017 / 11:46 am (CNA/EWTN News).- More than 600 people participated in the 5th National Missionary Conference held this week in Neuquen, Argentina, and committed to redoubling their efforts for a “Church that goes out.” The theme of the Nov. 18-20 event […]

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Cardinal DiNardo: This Thanksgiving, I am grateful for immigrants and refugees

Washington D.C., Nov 23, 2017 / 05:00 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In his Thanksgiving message, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, said he is grateful for the gifts and contributions of immigrants and refugees in the United States. "As we do every […]

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John Paul II relic given to 2019 World Youth Day

Vatican City, Nov 20, 2017 / 07:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- At a Nov. 17 ceremony at the Polish Embassy to the Holy See, Ambassador Janusz Kotanski delivered a relic of Pope St. John Paul II to Panama’s Ambassador to the Holy See, Miroslava Rosas Vargas.  The relic […]

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Legion of Christ responds to ‘Paradise Papers’ claims of offshore accounts

Rome, Italy, Nov 18, 2017 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Reports about the Legion of Christ’s offshore accounts date to the time of its disgraced founder and do not apply to the religious institute today, a spokesman has said. “Today the Legion of Christ does not own […]

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Bishops of Africa, Europe voice hope for upcoming summit on youth

Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Nov 16, 2017 / 12:44 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In preparation for the fifth summit of the African Union and the European Union, the Catholic bishops’ conferences of both continents issued a joint statement of support. “The Commission of Bishops’ Conferences in the European Union […]

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US bishops: Fighting racism is a long-term battle – but a critical one

Baltimore, Md., Nov 13, 2017 / 03:39 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Dialogue to foster conversion of hearts is the goal of the U.S. bishops’ Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism, said the group’s chairman in his first address to the bishops’ conference Monday. “Our faith gives us confidence that […]

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Decision to axe US migration program endangers minors, bishops warn

Washington D.C., Nov 11, 2017 / 06:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Trump administration's ending of a program that helped reunite Central American minors with their parents in the U.S. has drawn strong objections from the U.S. bishops. The administration decided to end refugee processing in Honduras, El […]

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Filipino bishop a victim of Facebook identity theft

Tagbilaran, Philippines, Nov 8, 2017 / 06:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Bishop Alberto Uy of Tagbilaran, on the Philippine island Bohol, was forced to warn his social media friends of online scams after his Facebook account was cloned to solicit donations in his name. “ATTENTION ALL MY FB […]

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