World Youth Day expected to boost economy in Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Jul 15, 2013 / 11:59 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The organizers of the World Youth Day to be held next week in Brazil have sent a report on the massive economic benefit Pope Francis’ visit will have on the area, estimating some 20,000 jobs to be created. According to organizers, World Youth Day 2013 will have an estimated economic impact of more than $220 million in the Rio de Janeiro area, where the event will be held, from July 20-30. More than 20,000 jobs are also … [Read more...]

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Pope Francis inspires Colombian priest to sell Mercedes

Bogotá, Colombia, Jul 11, 2013 / 12:11 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Inspired by the words and example of Pope Francis, a priest in Santa Marta, Colombia, said that he has decided to sell the luxury Mercedes-Benz his family gave to him.On July 9, Father Hernando Fajid Alvarez Yacub, chaplain of Saint Michael’s Cemetery, told reporters that the money he gets from selling the car – valued at $62,000 – will be given to his family members.The family gave him the car a year ago as a … [Read more...]

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WYD cross and Marian icon arrive in Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Jul 10, 2013 / 02:18 pm (CNA).- The World Youth Day Cross and Icon of the Virgin Mary arrived July 6 in Rio de Janeiro, where they will remain until the conclusion of the July 23-28 gathering of young people and Pope Francis.Some 1,500 young people from the Diocese of Itaguai carried the two World Youth Day symbols in procession to Rio de Janeiro, where they were met at the Church of St. Joseph by the head of the World Youth Day organizational committee.Archbishop … [Read more...]

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Pope offers ‘deep sympathy’ to Quebec train victims, families

Vatican City, Jul 10, 2013 / 04:38 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis said he is uniting himself in prayer with the victims of the unusual train explosion that killed at least 15 people and destroyed a section of a Quebec town's center July 6. “His Holiness Pope Francis unites himself through prayer in the anguish of the grieving families and he entrusts the victims to the mercy of God, asking Him to welcome them into His light,” he said in a message released July 9 by the … [Read more...]

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Chilean archbishop donates inheritance to help college students

Concepcion, Chile, Jul 8, 2013 / 11:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The archbishop of Concepcion, Chile, has donated a $50,000 inheritance to a Catholic university in the city to establish a food scholarship in memory of his late aunt.“I believe that in Chile, donation is a path we must take for a more just society, in a bid for freedom for all,” Archbishop Fernando N. Chomali Garib said at the June 24 ceremony establishing the Yolanda Garib Food Scholarship at the Catholic University of … [Read more...]

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Church in Dominican Republic warns of ambassador’s gay advocacy efforts

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Jun 28, 2013 / 12:04 pm (CNA).- Citing concerns over gay activism, a bishop from the Dominican Republic said that the Church in the country does not approve of the new appointee as U.S. ambassador to the nation.He urged the government to veto the appointment of James 'Wally' Brewster as new U.S. ambassador to the Dominican Republic.Speaking on behalf of the Dominican bishops, Auxiliary Bishop Pablo Cedano of Santo Domingo said that “the … [Read more...]

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NFL coach teaches faith, football to Peruvian kids

Piura, Peru, Jun 27, 2013 / 11:15 am (CNA).- Jim Harbaugh, coach of the San Francisco 49ers, recently completed a one-week mission trip to Piura, Peru, where he taught poor children about their Catholic faith and American football.This is the fifth consecutive year that Harbaugh – whose team made it to the 2013 Super Bowl before losing to the Baltimore Ravens, coached by Harbaugh’s older brother – has volunteered at the Peruvian parish of Santísimo Sacramento, which … [Read more...]

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