Archbishop: Muslims, Christians united in fight for equality in India

New Delhi, India, Dec 29, 2013 / 08:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Recent efforts from Christians and Muslims in India have united the communities to end the practice of untouchability, including a Dec. 11 march in which peaceful protesters were subjected to beatings and being sprayed with water cannons. “We are trying to come together in this ecumenical effort,” Archbishop Anil Couto of Delhi said in a Dec. 18 interview with the Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need. Although … [Read more...]

Pope prays for upcoming Synod of Bishops

Vatican City, Dec 29, 2013 / 05:26 am (CNA).- In his Angelus address given on the feast of the Holy Family, Pope Francis prayed especially for the approaching Synod of Bishops which will discuss pastoral challenges to the family. “The next Synod of Bishops will address the theme of the family, and the preparatory phase has already begun some time ago. For this reason, today, (on) the feast of the Holy Family, I wish to entrust this synodal work to Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, praying for … [Read more...]