Paraguayan bishop obedient, but has grievance over removal

Ciudad del Este, Paraguay, Sep 26, 2014 / 03:44 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Bishop Rogelio Livieres Plano has accepted in obedience Pope Francis’ decision to remove him from governance of the Ciudad del Este diocese, though he says the action resulted from a flawed apostolic visitation and that his country is in vital need of Christian renewal. “As an obedient son of the Church, I nevertheless accept this decision, despite considering it to be unfounded and arbitrary,” Bishop … [Read more...]

Pope removes Paraguayan bishop from governance of diocese

Ciudad del Este, Paraguay, Sep 25, 2014 / 10:25 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis on Thursday removed Bishop Rogelio Livieres Plano from governance of the Diocese of of Cuidad del Este, in eastern Paraguay, following an apostolic visitation of the diocese which took place in July. “This was a difficult decision on the part of the Holy See, taken for serious pastoral reasons and for the greater good of the unity of the Church in Ciudad del Este and the episcopal communion in … [Read more...]

Cuban Church to focus on evangelization in new pastoral plan

Havana, Cuba, Sep 16, 2014 / 03:40 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Church in Cuba recently unveiled its pastoral plan for 2014-2020, which will encourage the faithful to engage in evangelization and respond to the call of Pope Francis.   Entitled “On the Road to Emmaus,” the plan offers a three-part reflection on the social and political reality and on the Church in the country. The first part invites the faithful “to look beyond sociological aspects and at the life of our … [Read more...]

Francis’ letter to Cubans: Imitate Mary’s joy, haste, perseverance

Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, Sep 7, 2014 / 10:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Marking the feast of the patroness of Cuba, Our Lady of Charity of El Cobre, Pope Francis on Monday sent a letter to Archbishop Dionisio Garcia Ibanez of Santiago encouraging the faithful of the island country to remain steadfast in their devotion to the Virgin Mary. The Pope remarked particularly on three virtues that are seen in the account of Mary found in the Gospels: her joy, seen when she conceived Christ; her service, … [Read more...]

Venezuelan cardinal: praying the ‘Our Chavez’ is idolatrous

Caracas, Venezuela, Sep 3, 2014 / 03:16 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Archbishop of Caracas demanded Wednesday that the Our Father be respected, after the Venezuelan government presented a prayer to the country's late president, Hugo Chavez, which is a parody of the Lord's Prayer. “In recent days a new version of Christianity’s most universal prayer, the ‘Our Father,’ has been made known. In it, the prayer is addressed to deceased President Chavez instead of to God … [Read more...]

Chilean lawmakers ask president to denounce Iraqi violence

Santiago, Chile, Aug 27, 2014 / 12:42 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Chilean Congress has unanimously approved a measure calling on President Michelle Bachelet to condemn “the brutal persecution” of Christians in Iraq and to ask the U.N. to take measures for a “quick solution.” Congressman Felipe De Mussy, who sponsored the measure, told CNA on Aug. 21, “We need to understand that there are people who are suffering greatly and although we may be hundreds of kilometers … [Read more...]

‘American dream’ ends in deportation for Honduran moms

Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Aug 6, 2014 / 05:08 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Angelica Galvez set off this summer on a grueling, one-month journey to the U.S. – fleeing economic hardship in violence-ridden Honduras and seeking a better life for her six-year-old daughter. “We traveled by train, we had to sleep on a hill and even beg for money,” she told local Catholic weekly newspaper Fides. The young mother's hopes were cut short, however, once she reached El Paso, Texas. She was … [Read more...]


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