US called on to support two-state solution in Palestine

Washington D.C., Jan 29, 2013 / 12:03 am (CNA).- A group of 30 Christian, Muslim, and Jewish religious leaders signed a statement urging the Obama administration to work for a “viable two-state peace agreement” in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. “We believe a bold new initiative for an Israeli-Palestinian peace settlement should be an immediate priority of the new Administration in 2013,” read the Jan. 25 statement of the National Interreligious Leadership Initiative … [Read more...]

San Francisco pro-life rally draws 50,000, papal praise

San Francisco, Calif., Jan 28, 2013 / 06:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- An estimated 50,000 pro-life advocates rallied and marched against abortion in San Francisco for the Walk for Life West Coast Jan. 26, drawing greetings and praise from Pope Benedict XVI. Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, the apostolic nuncio to the U.S., read a special message from the Pope, who called the event an “outstanding public witness to the fundamental right to life.” Pope Benedict said the walk witnessed … [Read more...]