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The Church is without a camerlengo
Vatican City, Jul 17, 2018 / 01:53 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- With the July 5 death of Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, the office of camerlengo is now vacant. A sensitive position, above all in the period between the death of a pope and the election of his successor, the Church awaits Pope Francis' nomination of a new camerlengo.
Holy See hopes UN migration agreement will defend human dignity
New York City, N.Y., Jul 17, 2018 / 01:00 am (EWTN News/CNA).- The Vatican's representative at the United Nations expressed hope that a new UN agreement on best practices for international migration will guarantee respect for the human dignity of all migrants.
Love is the heart of doctrine on family, Pope Francis says
Vatican City, Jul 16, 2018 / 12:32 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- In a message to Antillean youth, Pope Francis said love is the core of the Church's doctrine on the family, which is something every young person is responsible for carrying forward.
Francis appoints four presidents delegate for youth synod
Vatican City, Jul 16, 2018 / 11:50 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis appointed Saturday four cardinals as presidents delegate to the synod on youth, which will meet at the Vatican in October.
A good Catholic proclaims the Gospel, Pope Francis says
Vatican City, Jul 15, 2018 / 06:57 am (EWTN News/CNA).- By virtue of their Baptism, every Catholic is called to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ – a mission which cannot be separated from the Catholic Church, Pope Francis said Sunday.
USCCB supports judge's ruling for detained asylum seekers
Washington D.C., Jul 11, 2018 / 12:15 pm (EWTN News).- The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops applauded a recent federal ruling that barred the Trump administration from detaining asylum seekers without case review.
New Mexico bishop made coadjutor of San Jose
Vatican City, Jul 11, 2018 / 06:57 am (EWTN News/CNA).- The Vatican announced Wednesday Pope Francis' appointment of Bishop Oscar Cantú of Las Cruces, New Mexico to be coadjutor bishop of San Jose, California.
What happens when a church is no longer a church?
Vatican City, Jul 10, 2018 / 03:51 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- St. Catherine of Siena Church was built by immigrants in a Catholic Boston neighborhood, in the late nineteenth century. For more than a century, it welcomed the poor, the lost, and the searching. Then in 2008, the church was closed.
Pope Francis prays for Japan amid deadly flooding
Vatican City, Jul 9, 2018 / 10:46 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis sent his prayers and condolences to Japan Monday following the death of at least 119 people in some of the worst flooding and landslides the country has seen in decades.
Pope: God doesn't meet our expectations – he surprises us instead
Vatican City, Jul 8, 2018 / 05:24 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis said Sunday that God always surprises people with the way he works, and because of this, believers should be open to the Lord's way of thinking and acting, rather than expecting him to conform to their aspirations.
Peace cannot be built with walls, Pope Francis says in Bari
Vatican City, Jul 7, 2018 / 06:41 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis said Saturday that peace in the Middle East will never be achieved through division, violence or the pursuit of private interests, and called for negotiation on issues such as the status of Jerusalem and the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
In Bari, Pope decries 'murderous' indifference to a weeping Middle East
Vatican City, Jul 7, 2018 / 02:43 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Joined by heads of Christian Churches in the Middle East, Pope Francis Saturday condemned the "complicit silence" and indifference of the world to the conflicts tearing the region apart, and urged Christians to pray for peace.
Francis thanks Ukrainian Greek-Catholics for their 'service to Christian unity'
Vatican City, Jul 6, 2018 / 11:41 am (EWTN News/CNA).- According to a release from the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church, during a meeting with the Major Archbishop of Kyiv-Halyč on Tuesday, Pope Francis commended the Church for its witness to Christian unity.
The world needs a change of heart on environmental issues, pope says
Vatican City, Jul 6, 2018 / 07:54 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Christians have an important role to play in helping people have a change of heart and mind regarding responsible protection of the earth, Pope Francis said Friday.
Pope Francis denounces silence in the face of injustice toward migrants
Vatican City, Jul 6, 2018 / 06:54 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis called on Catholics to speak out in the face of injustice towards migrants at a Mass commemorating the fifth anniversary of his trip to Lampedusa at St. Peter's Basilica July 6.