Iranian prison transfer endangers pastor’s life, supporters warn

Washington D.C., Nov 10, 2013 / 04:27 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Iranian authorities have reportedly transferred imprisoned U.S. citizen Saeed Abedini to a dangerous prison, prompting concern from human rights groups and calls for U.S. leaders to secure the Christian pastor’s safety. “Pastor Saeed is now in one of the most dangerous wards of Rajai Shahr Prison – where violent prisoners are held, those who are imprisoned for murder and rape,” Jordan Sekulow of the American … [Read more...]

God carries our names in his heart, explains Pope

Vatican City, Nov 10, 2013 / 02:40 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis’ Sunday Angelus message emphasized the unique concern God has for every human person. “The name of God is linked to the names of men and women with whom he unites himself, and this bond is stronger than death,” the Pope told crowds in St. Peter’s Square on Nov. 10. “And so we can say that (about) the relationship of God with us, with every one us. He is the God of each of us, as he carries … [Read more...]

Pope expresses solidarity with victims of Philippines typhoon

Vatican City, Nov 10, 2013 / 06:28 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis sent a message of prayer and encouragement to those who were affected by the huge storm that swept across the Philippines on Friday. Vatican Secretary of State Archbishop Pietro Parolin sent a telegram on behalf of the Pontiff to the Philippine president, Benigno Aquino III, on Nov. 10, saying, “Deeply saddened by the destruction and loss of life caused by the super typhoon, His Holiness Pope Francis expresses his … [Read more...]

FOCUS to host DC and NYC prayer breakfasts

New York City, N.Y., Nov 10, 2013 / 06:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Fellowship of Catholic University Students – known as FOCUS – will host two “REACH” prayer breakfasts in New York City and Washington, D.C. to help all Catholics learn to evangelize. “REACH new evangelization prayer breakfasts are opportunities to be equipped with the necessary tools for you to reach your city for Christ,” FOCUS said in an announcement. FOCUS noted Bl. John Paul II’s … [Read more...]


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