Venezuelan bishop warns government to respect constitution

Caracas, Venezuela, Jan 8, 2013 / 04:18 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A leading Venezuelan bishop called on government officials to avoid manipulating the constitution amid uncertainty over the swearing-in of cancer-stricken President Hugo Chavez for a second term.“To alter the constitution to obtain a political objective is morally unacceptable,” said Archbishop Diego Padron Sanchez, president of the Bishops’ Conference of Venezuela.   “The political and social scene, … [Read more...]

Benedict XVI will see Christ statue from the air during WYD

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Jan 8, 2013 / 12:12 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Benedict XVI will get a bird’s eye view of the famous Christ the Redeemer statue that overlooks Rio de Janeiro during his visit to the city for World Youth Day 2013.   Archbishop Orani Tempesta of Rio de Janeiro told reporters that while it has not yet been determined if the Pope will personally visit the monument, “(h)e will take a ride around it via helicopter.”Standing nearly 100 feet tall, the … [Read more...]

Priest devoted to helping AIDS patients dies in Chile

Santiago, Chile, Jan 7, 2013 / 04:11 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Father Ubaldo Santi Lucherini, one of the founders of Caritas Chile who devoted years of his life to caring for AIDS and cancer patients, died on Jan. 4 at the age of 92.The announcement of his death was made by the Chilean delegation of the Order of the Mother of God, which he helped to found more than 50 years ago.Bishop Manuel Camilo Vial of Temuco, Chile, president of Caritas Social Ministries in the country, called Father Santi … [Read more...]

Bishop Fellay: Jews, Masons, and Modernists are ‘enemies of the Church’

New Hamburg, Canada, Jan 4, 2013 / 04:37 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Bishop Bernard Fellay, the head of the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X, mentioned Jews as “enemies of the Church” in a recent address reviewing the situation of the group as it considered full communion with Rome this past year.“Who, during that time, was the most opposed that the Church would recognize the Society? The enemies of the Church. The Jews, the Masons, the Modernists,” Bishop Fellay, … [Read more...]

Breakaway bishop: Jews, Masons, and Modernists are ‘enemies of the Church’

New Hamburg, Canada, Jan 4, 2013 / 04:37 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Bishop Bernard Fellay, the head of the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X, mentioned Jews as “enemies of the Church” in a recent address reviewing the situation of the group as it considered full communion with Rome this past year.“Who, during that time, was the most opposed that the Church would recognize the Society? The enemies of the Church. The Jews, the Masons, the Modernists,” Bishop Fellay, … [Read more...]

Archbishop urges Christian hope for a better Argentina

Buenos Aires, Argentina, Jan 4, 2013 / 12:09 pm (CNA).- An Argentinean archbishop invited the people of his country to cultivate an authentic Christian hope in order to face the daily trials of life and work for a better country.Christian hope can strengthen the people of Argentina to confront “the concrete difficulties of temporal life with a different frame of mind, a different spirit,” said Archbishop Hector Aguer of La Plata.During a Dec. 29 program entitled “Keys to … [Read more...]

Venezuelan cardinal urges calm amid President Chavez’s health concerns

Caracas, Venezuela, Jan 3, 2013 / 12:03 pm (CNA).- A Venezuelan cardinal has called on locals to remain calm despite the uncertainty surrounding the health of President Hugo Chavez, who is hospitalized in Cuba after undergoing surgery for cancer. According to the Spanish newspaper ABC, Chavez is in an induced coma and could be disconnected from artificial life support “at any moment.” The newspaper reported that Chavez’s cancer has spread to his entire body and that his … [Read more...]


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