International bishops call Gaza Christians a ‘people of hope’

Gaza City, Jan 23, 2014 / 02:07 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A group of bishops from around the world who visited the Gaza Strip this month has praised the “courageous” Christian communities continuing to live and work in the “seemingly hopeless situation” there. “We were encouraged by our visit to tiny Christian communities, which day after day, through many institutions, reach out with compassion to the poorest of the poor, both Muslim and Christian,” the … [Read more...]

Former Vatican accountant faces further corruption charges

Rome, Italy, Jan 23, 2014 / 12:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- An arrested priest who formerly served as an accountant in the Vatican now faces charges he falsely solicited donations, laundered them through the 'Vatican bank', and put them to his personal use. The Italian legal charges concern Monsignor Nunzio Scarano, who worked for the Vatican department known as the Administration for the Patrimony of the Holy See. His former department manages the Holy See’s investments. On Jan. … [Read more...]

Youth travel through storms to give witness at March for Life

Washington D.C., Jan 22, 2014 / 05:07 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Young people from around the U.S. and its territories travelled hundreds, even thousands of miles, through winter weather conditions to attend the March for Life and speak out in defense of the unborn. Timothy Olive, 21, from St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands, traveled over 1,500 miles by plane to attend the March, along with more than 70 people from the territory's diocese. "This is a special event for us … … [Read more...]