Benedict XVI sends encouragement to new Coptic Orthodox head

Vatican City, Nov 5, 2012 / 11:58 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Benedict XVI congratulated the new leader of the Middle East’s largest Christian Church as Christian minorities throughout the region face uncertain futures after the Arab Spring.“I am confident that … you will be a genuine spiritual father for your people … and an effective partner with all your fellow citizens in building the new Egypt in peace and harmony,” the Pope said in his message to Bishop … [Read more...]

Mother Cabrini shrine reopens in Chicago after a decade

Chicago, Ill., Nov 4, 2012 / 05:14 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- After being closed for 10 years, the reopening of the National Shrine of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini in Chicago has helped energize the religious congregation she founded.Sister Joan McGlinchey, the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus’ representative at the shrine, said Mother Cabrini had “particular concern” for the poor and vulnerable, and the shrine “celebrates and remembers her holiness and her … [Read more...]