Posthumous Paul Walker movie lauded for pro-life message

Los Angeles, Calif., Dec 9, 2013 / 04:27 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- One of late actor Paul Walker’s final movies – a thriller set to debut next week – is drawing praise for its life and family-affirming message. Walker, best known for his role in the Fast and Furious franchise, died in a fiery car crash on Nov. 30. The actor was 40 years old. Before his death, Walker had completed filming for a film entitled Hours. The suspenseful thriller was filmed in March of this year in … [Read more...]

Priest lauds Pope’s commitment to protection of children

Vatican City, Dec 9, 2013 / 02:07 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The founder of a new center aiding victims of abuse and their families praised the “courageous” actions of Pope Francis in facing the issue, stressing also the importance of helping victims to heal. Discussing a new commission authorized by Pope Francis last which seeks to increase efforts preventing the abuse of minors, Father Fortunato Di Noto stated that “the commission is a proof” of the Pope's … [Read more...]

Pope urges Egyptian Christians to ‘Be strong, do not fear!’

Vatican City, Dec 9, 2013 / 06:41 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis concelebrated his daily Mass this morning with the Coptic Catholic Patriarch of Alexandria, offering prayers for peace, and renewing his call for religious freedom throughout the Middle East.“‘Be strong, do not fear!’ Here are the consoling words that find their confirmation in fraternal solidarity,” the Pope stated during his Dec. 9 homily, adding that “I am thankful to God for this encounter … [Read more...]