Macron scrutinized for blaming Africa’s poverty on high birthrate

Hamburg, Germany, Jul 11, 2017 / 04:21 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- French President Emmanuel Macron has been under attack for identifying Africa’s development issue as a problem of overpopulation, ignoring the effects of France’s imperialism.In response a question on Africa’s needs by a reporter at the G20 Summit July 7, Macron said, “it’s by a more rigorous governance, a fight against corruption, a fight for good governance, a successful demographic transition when … [Read more...]

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An answer to prayers: priestly ordinations reach new peak in Scotland

Edinburgh, Scotland, Jul 11, 2017 / 12:38 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Twelve men are set to be ordained priests in Scotland this year, a 20-year high that Catholic leaders credited to prayers and other work to encourage vocations.“It is great news to see the biggest number of ordinations to the priesthood for over two decades,” said Bishop John Keenan of Paisley. “I want to thank our people who have been praying faithfully in their daily rosary groups for vocations all these years … [Read more...]

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Ordained a priest, former Manchester United footballer’s goal is Christ

Dublin, Ireland, Jul 10, 2017 / 04:30 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Former Irish soccer pro Philip Mulryne was ordained a priest of the Order of Preachers, or Dominicans, on Saturday.Archbishop Joseph Augustine Di Noia, O.P., an assistant secretary at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, ordained him to the priesthood at Dublin’s Saint Saviour’s Church July 8.“In a real sense, your experience as an athlete has helped to prepare you for this moment: you have known the … [Read more...]

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London hospital seeks another hearing in Charlie Gard case

London, England, Jul 7, 2017 / 04:46 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Great Ormond Street Hospital in London is applying for a new hearing with the high court after new evidence suggests the critically ill baby could benefit from an experimental treatment.The decision comes after a team of seven international medical experts alerted the hospital that fresh, unpublished data suggested that an experimental drug could improve Charlie’s brain condition.One of the signatories of the letter is a … [Read more...]

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Pope Francis to G20 Summit: With great power comes great responsibility

Hamburg, Germany, Jul 7, 2017 / 10:44 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis sent a message to leaders of the world's economy gathered for the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, reminding them of the responsibility they have to care for those not represented at the summit.The G20 Summit is annual meeting of heads of state and finance from the leaders of the world's economy. While only 20 countries are members, they represent 85 percent of the world's GDP and two-thirds of it's … [Read more...]

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Cardinal Joachim Meisner, one of four ‘dubia’ cardinals, dies at age 83

Bad F├╝ssing, Germany, Jul 5, 2017 / 05:25 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Cardinal Joachim Meisner, archbishop emeritus of Cologne, Germany and one of four cardinals who sent the "dubia" to Pope Francis last year, passed away Wednesday morning at the age of 83.According to a press release from the Archdiocese of Cologne, the cardinal died July 5 while on vacation in Bad Füssing, Germany. Recently, the prelate had lived in Cologne.Archbishop of Cologne from 1989-2014, he retired with the … [Read more...]

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Pope’s hospital in Rome offers to take Charlie Gard

Vatican City, Jul 3, 2017 / 08:17 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The president of the Pediatric Hospital Bambino Gesu in Rome, also known as the "Pope's Hospital", has offered to transfer Charlie Gard to his facilities.   Charlie is a 10-month-old baby who suffers a terminal illness and will be disconnected from life support in the next days, against the will of his parents, but at the allowance of the European Court of Human Rights.   President of the hospital, Mariella Enoc, … [Read more...]

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