Carmelite nun from Syria describes pain of civil war

Denver, Colo., Nov 21, 2013 / 05:56 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Mother Agnes Mariam of the Cross, a Lebanese-born nun who has lived nearly 20 years in Syria, is travelling the U.S. advocating for peace and reflecting on how the conflict has affected life in the region.It is “terribly, tremendously” difficult to be living away from her community in Syria, she reflected Nov. 17.“We have a very, very familiar way of communitarian life, and our community is in need, it's a new … [Read more...]

Pope’s words in interview may not have been his own, Scalfari says

Vatican City, Nov 21, 2013 / 05:39 pm (CNA).- Editor Eugenio Scalfari has conceded it is “really possible” that some of the Pope's words he reported in the interview published in La Repubblica Oct. 1 “were not shared by the Pope himself.”Last month's interview led to several criticisms of Pope Francis, notably Scalfari quoting the Pope saying of conscience that “everyone has his own idea of good and evil and must choose to follow the good and fight evil … [Read more...]