Goans celebrate the canonization of their compatriot St Joseph Vaz

Panjim, India, Jan 15, 2015 / 05:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Bells pealed out at Catholic churches and chapels throughout the Archdiocese of Goa on Wednesday, calling the faithful to prayer and thanksgiving following the canonization of one of their own, St. Joseph Vaz. The Indian-born saint known as the “Apostle to Sri Lanka” was canonized at a Mass in Colombo by Pope Francis on Jan. 14. “The canonization is a sign of the maturity level attained by the Church in Goa to be … [Read more...]

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Attendee of Philippines WYD 1995 to concelebrate papal Mass

Manila, Philippines, Jan 15, 2015 / 03:28 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Fr. Marcello Pondoc attended the Philippines World Youth Day with St. John Paul II in 1995, and 20 years later will participate in Pope Francis’ visit as a concelebrating priest at Friday's papal Mass. “(The visit of Pope Francis) is a great blessing, just like the visit of St. John Paul II in 1995. That was for World Youth Day. I was there, and now I am very lucky to be one of the concelebrants of this Mass … [Read more...]

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Full transcript of Pope’s interview in-flight to Manila

Aboard the papal plane, Jan 15, 2015 / 11:58 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Speaking to journalists aboard the Jan. 15 flight from Sri Lanka to the Philippines, Pope Francis discussed his trip, his recent canonizations, the upcoming encyclical on ecology, and reasonable limits to freedom of expression. Below is a full transcript of the discussion between Pope Francis and journalist's during Thursday's flight: Fr. Lombardi: Holy Father, welcome and thanks for being here with us in … [Read more...]

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Overwhelming welcome for Pope Francis foreseen in Philippines

Colombo, Sri Lanka, Jan 14, 2015 / 10:29 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis can expect a warm and enthusiastic welcome in the Philippines, say two natives of the country who work in media.“People are starting to line up from the airport to the apostolic nunciature,” Father Gregory Gaston, rector of Rome’s Pontifical Collegio Filippino, told CNA Jan. 15.“I am sure that the Pope will be happy when he meets the people because they have really been preparing for quite … [Read more...]

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Pope Francis bids farewell to Sri Lanka, Philippines up next

Colombo, Sri Lanka, Jan 14, 2015 / 08:46 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis departed Sri Lanka for the Philippines on Thursday morning after an eventful trip to the island country.The Pope walked down the red carpet at the International Airport of Colombo, saying farewell to Catholic bishops and Sri Lankan officials.As is Pope Francis’ tradition on his trips, he carried his own bag.The path to the papal plane was lined by an honor guard of Sri Lankans in traditional dress bearing … [Read more...]

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Cyclone menaces Pope’s trip to Philippines, Catholics join in prayer

Manila, Philippines, Jan 14, 2015 / 05:18 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- With Pope Francis arriving in the Philippines on Thursday, the Archbishop of Manila is asking that the faithful pray for favorable weather, as a tropical storm is heading for Tacloban, where the Pope will visit on Saturday. Tropical Storm Amang is expected to have maximum sustained winds of 40 mph, and gusts up to 80 mph. “Our beloved Pope Francis will be with us soon,” Cardinal Luis Tagle of Manila said Jan. 14. … [Read more...]

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Pope’s visit prompts release of more than 600 Sri Lankan prisoners

Colombo, Sri Lanka, Jan 14, 2015 / 05:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Prompted by Pope Francis' visit and in keeping with the ongoing theme of reconciliation, more than 600 men and women were released from prisons throughout the island nation of Sri Lanka on Wednesday. The released prisoners “were minor offenders and those above the age of 75,” prisons spokesman Thushara Upuldeniya said Jan. 14. Of the 612 prisoners released from 28 prisons, 575 were men and 37 were … [Read more...]

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