Pope: ‘Quality of life in Rome depends on all of us’

Vatican City, Dec 31, 2013 / 12:07 pm (CNA).- In his homily during evening prayer on New Year’s Eve, Pope Francis focused on the theme of time well spent, urging the citizens of Rome to better their city in the upcoming year. “It is the last day of the year. What will we do, how will we act next year, to make our city a little better?” he questioned the congregation gathered in St. Peter’s Basilica on Dec. 31 in anticipation of the solemnity of Mary, Mother of … [Read more...]

Church in Papua New Guinea hosts training for journalists

Madang, Papua New Guinea, Dec 31, 2013 / 08:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The social communications office of the bishops' conference of Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands recently held a series of seminars training Catholics involved in media about their role in evangelization. “The Catholic Church in Papua New Guinea needs to … see how she can be more present and active where modern culture and behavior is shaped and promoted,” said Fr. Giogio Licini, head of the … [Read more...]