Patriarch urges protection for Iraq’s fleeing Christians

Baghdad, Iraq, Feb 26, 2013 / 12:03 am (CNA).- Patriarch Louis Raphael I Sako, head of the Chaldean Catholic Church, says greater security is needed for Christians in Iraq who are leaving their homeland for fear of local disorder. “They are leaving the country because there is no stability. Another reason is the rise of fundamentalism,” the patriarch told Aid to the Church in Need Feb. 25. “Security and freedom” are the most important issues for the Church's … [Read more...]

Cardinal Wuerl thanks Pope for guidance and humble example

Washington D.C., Feb 25, 2013 / 05:05 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Benedict’s eight years of service to the Church should leave the faithful filled with gratitude and renewed in both faith and love, said Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl of Washington, D.C.“We are able to recognize that our Holy Father’s action speaks to us of his greatness and his ability to recognize the needs of the Church Universal today,” the cardinal said at a Feb. 24 Mass of Thanksgiving for the service of … [Read more...]