Remember suffering Syrians, CRS leader implores

Rome, Italy, Jun 1, 2014 / 04:06 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- As agencies meet at the Vatican to discuss the Syria crisis, the head of Catholic Relief Services said that the Church cannot forget those who suffer and must advocate for peace as well as provide aid. “The situation around Syria has not gotten better. There is no end in sight at this point,” Carolyn Woo, CEO and president of the U.S.-based Catholic Relief Services, told CNA in Rome May 30. She said the conflict has affected … [Read more...]

Candlelight vigil in Vatican celebrates Mary’s faith, witness

Vatican City, Jun 1, 2014 / 08:11 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Hundreds of clergy, religious, and laity processed through the Vatican gardens in a candlelight vigil on Saturday evening to mark the close of a month traditionally dedicated to the Virgin Mary.Led by Cardinal Angelo Comastri, the pilgrims prayed the rosary and sang Marian hymns as evening fell over the Vatican. Families with infants and small children processed alongside religious sisters and priests as meditations on the life … [Read more...]

Jesus’ wounds are the price of forgiveness, says Pope

Vatican City, Jun 1, 2014 / 06:32 am (CNA).- Pope Francis focused his Angelus message today on the saving power of Jesus’ redemption, explaining that the risen Christ who ascends to heaven brings the scars of his crucifixion with him. “And Jesus, when he goes to heaven, carries there a gift for the Father. Have you thought about this? What is the gift that Jesus brings to the Father? His wounds,” the Pope told the crowds filling St. Peter’s Square on June … [Read more...]


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