Anyone can follow Mother Teresa’s footsteps, priest says

Denver, Colo., Jun 6, 2014 / 04:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- One legacy of the life of Blessed Mother Teresa is that anyone can follow her example as a “missionary of charity,” said the postulator of her cause for canonization Father Brian Kolodiejchuk. “Everyone has the mission to be a carrier of God's love, a missionary of charity,” the Canadian priest said at a recent presentation held at St. Joseph's church in Denver, Colorado. “The highest thing to … [Read more...]

Pope lauds Armenian Church leader’s commitment to unity

Vatican City, Jun 6, 2014 / 02:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- During Pope Francis' encounter with a Catholicos of the Apostolic Armenian Church, the pontiff commended him for his efforts in fostering Christian unity, and encouraged a growth in trust and hope. “Your Holiness's commitment to the cause of Christian unity is known to all,” Pope Francis stated in his June 5 meeting with Catholicos Aram I of the Apostolic Armenian Church of Cilicia. “You have been especially … [Read more...]

Nigeria has become an anti-Christian ‘bloodbath,’ report claims

Santa Ana, Calif., Jun 6, 2014 / 12:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A report released Tuesday by the non-profit Open Doors International places Nigeria at the top of a list of ten countries which are the worst violent persecutors of Christians. “The alarming increase of violence against Christians in Nigeria over the past months highlights the lack of religious freedom they have and the daily dangers they face from the Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram and other violent Islamic … [Read more...]

Suspects arrested over abduction of Jesuit in Afghanistan

Kabul, Afghanistan, Jun 5, 2014 / 07:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- An Afghan official stated Thursday that three Taliban members have been arrested and questioned over Monday's kidnapping, near Herat, of the Jesuit Fr. Alexis Prem Kumar. “The police in Herat are doing their best to ensure the safe release of this person,” Sediq Sediqqi, Afghanistan's interior ministry spokesman, stated June 5, the Associated Press reported. Fr. Kumar, 47, is from the Indian state of Tamil … [Read more...]

Suspects arrested over abduction of Jesuit in Afghanistan

Kabul, Afghanistan, Jun 5, 2014 / 07:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- An Afghan official stated Thursday that three Taliban members have been arrested and questioned over Monday's kidnapping, near Herat, of the Jesuit Fr. Alexis Prem Kumar. “The police in Herat are doing their best to ensure the safe release of this person,” Sediq Sediqqi, Afghanistan's interior ministry spokesman, stated June 5, the Associated Press reported. Fr. Kumar, 47, is from the Indian state of Tamil … [Read more...]


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