Pope’s visit will change Philippines, Cardinal Tagle hopes

Manila, Philippines, Sep 18, 2014 / 12:47 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis’ visit to the Philippines in January will be an opportunity to lead the Church in the country down “new roads in the faith and in the mission,” said Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila. “Pope Francis’ pastoral visit, centered on mercy and compassion, will undoubtedly offer great opportunities to experience grace, to hear a call, to question our comfortable surroundings, to value the … [Read more...]

First parish dedicated to John Paul II in Chinese-speaking world

Kaohsiung. Taiwan, Sep 16, 2014 / 09:49 am (CNA).- The Diocese of Kaohsiung in Taiwan has become the first in the Chinese-speaking world to have a parish dedicated to St. John Paul II, where a first-class relic of the Polish saint’s blood is kept. Archbishop Peter Chen-Chung Liu of Kaohsiung presided at the Mass of Inauguration and Consecration on Sept. 6, with 20 priests concelebrating and more than 1,200 faithful in attendance. According to Fides, the pastor of the parish, Father … [Read more...]

Thousands attend annual healing service in Sri Lanka

Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sep 15, 2014 / 08:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The annual “Day for the Sick” held by the Archdiocese of Colombo recently drew more than 5,000 Sri Lankan faithful to the Basilica of Our Lady of Lanka for a service led the Cardinal Ranjith. The spiritual, inner healing service and blessing of the sick is a renewal of faith held in Ragama, a suburb of Colombo, and has been observed annually for 67 years. Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith of Colombo led the Aug. 31 service, … [Read more...]

Thousands attend annual healing service in Sri Lanka

Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sep 15, 2014 / 08:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The annual “Day for the Sick” held by the Archdiocese of Colombo recently drew more than 5,000 Sri Lankan faithful to the Basilica of Our Lady of Lanka for a service led the Cardinal Ranjith. The spiritual, inner healing service and blessing of the sick is a renewal of faith held in Ragama, a suburb of Colombo, and has been observed annually for 67 years. Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith of Colombo led the Aug. 31 service, … [Read more...]

Thousands attend annual healing service in Sri Lanka

Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sep 15, 2014 / 08:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The annual “Day for the Sick” held by the Archdiocese of Colombo recently drew more than 5,000 Sri Lankan faithful to the Basilica of Our Lady of Lanka for a service led the Cardinal Ranjith. The spiritual, inner healing service and blessing of the sick is a renewal of faith held in Ragama, a suburb of Colombo, and has been observed annually for 67 years. Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith of Colombo led the Aug. 31 service, … [Read more...]

Thousands attend annual healing service in Sri Lanka

Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sep 15, 2014 / 08:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The annual “Day for the Sick” held by the Archdiocese of Colombo recently drew more than 5,000 Sri Lankan faithful to the Basilica of Our Lady of Lanka for a service led the Cardinal Ranjith. The spiritual, inner healing service and blessing of the sick is a renewal of faith held in Ragama, a suburb of Colombo, and has been observed annually for 67 years. Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith of Colombo led the Aug. 31 service, … [Read more...]

Thousands attend annual healing service in Sri Lanka

Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sep 15, 2014 / 08:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The annual “Day for the Sick” held by the Archdiocese of Colombo recently drew more than 5,000 Sri Lankan faithful to the Basilica of Our Lady of Lanka for a service led the Cardinal Ranjith. The spiritual, inner healing service and blessing of the sick is a renewal of faith held in Ragama, a suburb of Colombo, and has been observed annually for 67 years. Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith of Colombo led the Aug. 31 service, … [Read more...]


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