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Nigerian priest shares harrowing story of being kidnapped

Issele-Uku, Nigeria, Jun 12, 2017 / 03:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- It was supposed to be a quiet retreat weekend last April for Fr. Sam Okwuidegbe, a Nigerian Jesuit priest and director of a local spirituality center. Before he left, he chatted with his new provincial, Fr. Chuks […]

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Who was Elizabeth of the Trinity? The story behind a new saint

Vatican City, Jun 21, 2016 / 03:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis has announced the canonization date of Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity, a Carmelite nun of the 20th century who will be formally recognzied as a saint October 16. In March, the Pope had acknowledged a […]

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From slavery to model of mercy – the powerful story of Julia Greeley

Denver, Colo., Jan 28, 2016 / 03:06 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Julia Greeley was a familiar sight on the streets of Denver in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Wearing a floppy hat, oversized shoes, and dabbing her bad eye with a handkerchief, Greeley was often seen pulling […]

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A gruesome accident, a powerful faith – one Catholic couple’s story

Lincoln, Neb., Aug 18, 2015 / 04:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- It was a cold December day in Nebraska, and Ashley Stevens was riding in a car with four other women. It was the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and the women and the rest of […]

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The story behind the new LA bishops’ pectoral crosses

Los Angeles, Calif., Jul 22, 2015 / 04:27 pm (CNA).- A sharp eye would have noticed that L.A.’s three auxiliary bishops-elect were wearing identical pectoral crosses. The pectoral crosses are identical to another bishop’s — the Bishop of Rome. “They are Pope Francis bishops,” Archbishop José H. […]

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Three weeks as an Islamic State captive – one woman tells her story

Erbil, Iraq, Mar 31, 2015 / 04:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The woman was just 19 years old when she was captured by militants from the Islamic State. Caring for her young son and pregnant with her second child, she was separated from her husband and told that […]

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Willy’s Story – the homeless man buried in the Vatican

Vatican City, Feb 27, 2015 / 03:08 pm (CNA).- Willy Herteleer, a homeless man who lived on the side streets outside St. Peter’s Basilica, made headlines after his death, when he received a special burial in the Vatican’s Teutonic Cemetery. The following is an account of his […]

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The story of a Czech priest who saw a miracle – and was killed for it

Rome, Italy, Feb 25, 2015 / 04:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A priest who witnessed a miracle in communist Czechoslovakia in the 1940s was tortured and beaten to death for refusing to recant what he'd seen. And now Catholics from the country are honoring his heroic virtue and […]

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The story behind Pope Francis’ surprise visit to a Rome shantytown

Vatican City, Feb 10, 2015 / 05:47 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis made a surprise stop at a shantytown on his way to celebrate Mass at a Roman parish Feb. 8 – a “secret” plan that only the pontiff knew about and which prompted tears of joy […]

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