Vatican to appeal for reconciliation at Syrian peace conference

Geneva, Switzerland, Jan 21, 2014 / 04:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis' continual focus on the Syrian civil war will contribute to the Holy See playing a key role at the “Geneva II” international peace conference, due to start tomorrow, Jan. 22. The Geneva II meeting aims at a political settlement to the Syrian conflict, providing for a transitional government in the country which has been mired in conflict since March, 2011. The conference will include representatives of … [Read more...]

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Pope Francis visits Roman parish serving homeless, poor

Rome, Italy, Jan 20, 2014 / 12:13 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis, the Bishop of Rome, made a pastoral visit to one of his parishes Sunday, choosing one situated in an area filled with migrants, refugees, homeless persons, and itinerants. During his Jan. 19 visit to Sacred Heart of Jesus at the Praetorian Barracks, Pope Francis said Mass in the evening and met with members of the parish, including the homeless who live near Rome’s large Termini train station. While located in … [Read more...]

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Vatican spokesman to receive award from Spanish bishops

Madrid, Spain, Jan 17, 2014 / 09:51 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Fr. Federico Lombardi, the Holy See's press officer, will take part in a media conference organized by the Spanish bishops next month, during which he will receive an award for his work in communications. The conference for diocesan communications leaders will take place Feb. 3-5 in Madrid, and will include a presentation by Fr. Lombardi. At the conference's conclusion, he will be given the 2013 Bravo award. The conference … [Read more...]

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Protecting children is Church priority, Vatican officials tell UN

Geneva, Switzerland, Jan 16, 2014 / 12:26 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Violence against children and child exploitation are “crimes” and Pope Francis is working to protect children from the “scourge” of sex abuse, leading Vatican figures told a U.N. committee on Jan. 16. “There is no excuse for any form of violence or exploitation of children,” Archbishop Silvano Tomasi said to a Jan. 16 hearing of the U.N. committee that oversees the implementation of the … [Read more...]

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AK-47 designer felt ‘unbearable’ pain for rifle deaths

Moscow, Russia, Jan 15, 2014 / 03:03 pm (CNA).- According to a Russian daily, Mikhail Kalashnikov wrote a letter more than six months before his death expressing repentance for his design of the AK-47 assault rifle. “My spiritual pain is unbearable,” Kalashnikov wrote in a letter to the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Kirill I, according to the Jan. 13 issue of Izvestia. “I keep having the same unsolved question: since my rifle killed people, can it be that I... a … [Read more...]

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Scottish official rejects sex ed guidelines for Catholic schools

Glasgow, Scotland, Jan 15, 2014 / 04:10 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A Scottish Catholic education leader is “confident” the government’s proposal for sex education in Catholic schools regarding contraception and homosexual unions will not be implemented. He did, however, characterize the proposal as “a bit mean-spirited.” “The Church has a legal right to provide guidance for Catholic schools in this country. We intend to retain that right, and we’re … [Read more...]

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Papal almoner celebrates funeral for homeless man

Rome, Italy, Jan 14, 2014 / 04:23 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Vatican officials held a funeral Mass on Jan. 10 for Alexander Pawlewski, a beggar who was often seen on the streets of Rome and died from exposure to the cold last month. The Mass was celebrated by Archbishop Konrad Krajewski, the papal almoner, who is responsible for distributing donations to those in need on behalf of Pope Francis. Father Policarpo Nowak of the Vatican Secretariat of State delivered the homily. “Let us defend … [Read more...]

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