Pope Francis to offer hope by washing young inmates’ feet

Rome, Italy, Mar 27, 2013 / 04:59 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis’ decision to wash the feet of 12 young people at a juvenile detention center on Holy Thursday is being described as a display of love for the young people and invitation to renewal.Prison chaplain Father Gaetano Greco told CNA that the Pope’s visit “will make them see that their lives are not bound by a mistake, that forgiveness exists and that they can begin to build their lives again.”Fr. Greco … [Read more...]

Pope Francis to offer hope by washing young inmates’ feet

Rome, Italy, Mar 27, 2013 / 04:59 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis’ decision to wash the feet of 12 young people at a juvenile detention center on Holy Thursday is being described as a display of love for the young people and invitation to renewal.Prison chaplain Father Gaetano Greco told CNA that the Pope’s visit “will make them see that their lives are not bound by a mistake, that forgiveness exists and that they can begin to build their lives again.”Fr. Greco … [Read more...]

Chief Justice refutes claim that gay lobby is politically powerless

Washington D.C., Mar 27, 2013 / 03:11 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts suggested that the gay community is so politically powerful that it does not need special protections, citing the rapid change in public opinion over same-sex marriage.“I suppose the sea change has a lot to do with the political force and effectiveness of people representing” gay marriage, Roberts said March 27 while listening to arguments over the constitutionality of the Defense … [Read more...]

100,000 march for life in Peru

Lima, Peru, Mar 27, 2013 / 12:41 pm (CNA).- More than 100,000 Peruvians bore the heat on March 23 to take part in the Great March for Life 2013, voicing support for the defense of human life from conception to natural death.The marchers also expressed opposition to any efforts to legalize abortion in the country.The pro-life march, which began at 9 a.m. local time, stretched for ten blocks down one of Lima’s most important avenues. Entire families with their children and … [Read more...]

100,000 march for life in Peru

Lima, Peru, Mar 27, 2013 / 12:41 pm (CNA).- More than 100,000 Peruvians bore the heat on March 23 to take part in the Great March for Life 2013, voicing support for the defense of human life from conception to natural death.The marchers also expressed opposition to any efforts to legalize abortion in the country.The pro-life march, which began at 9 a.m. local time, stretched for ten blocks down one of Lima’s most important avenues. Entire families with their children and … [Read more...]

Pope calls for end to Central African Republic violence

Vatican City, Mar 27, 2013 / 11:36 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis appealed for an “immediate halt to violence and looting” in the Central African Republic after a coup toppled the country’s government over the weekend. “I call for an immediate halt to the violence and looting, and a political solution to the crisis to be found as soon as possible that would restore peace and harmony to that dear country for too long marked by conflict and division,” he said … [Read more...]

Vatican TV documentary reveals Pope Francis’ first words

Vatican City, Mar 27, 2013 / 10:10 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican Television Center will release the documentary “Francesco” next week, providing an intimate look at the historic events that led to the election of Pope Francis, including his first words after his election. “I am a great sinner confident in the patience and mercy of God. In suffering, I accept,” said Monsignor Dario Edoardo Vigano, director of Vatican Television, as he recounted the moment when the … [Read more...]


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