Regnum Christi general assembly to be held in December

Rome, Italy, Oct 9, 2013 / 10:23 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Cardinal Velasio De Paolis, the Papal delegate overseeing Regnum Christi and the Legion of Christ, has announced that consecrated women of Regnum Christi will have their first general assembly later this year. “The General Assembly should represent the whole association and, by analogy with what the Code of Canon Law establishes for general chapters of religious institutes, should be 'a true sign of its unity in … [Read more...]

Pope rescued hundreds from military dictatorship, author says

Rome, Italy, Oct 9, 2013 / 02:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Italian journalist Nello Scavo has released a book entitled “Bergoglio’s List,” recounting the efforts of Pope Francis to help hundreds escape persecution by Argentina's military dictatorship. Scavo told CNA that his book was based on interviews with numerous eyewitnesses and on testimonies reconstructed after thorough research in Argentina.   “From all these stories emerges a list of persons saved by … [Read more...]

Pope rescued hundreds from military dictatorship, author says

Rome, Italy, Oct 9, 2013 / 02:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Italian journalist Nello Scavo has released a book entitled “Bergoglio’s List,” recounting the efforts of Pope Francis to help hundreds escape persecution by Argentina's military dictatorship. Scavo told CNA that his book was based on interviews with numerous eyewitnesses and on testimonies reconstructed after thorough research in Argentina.   “From all these stories emerges a list of persons saved by … [Read more...]

Italy’s Orvieto miracle inspires thousands during jubilee

Rome, Italy, Oct 7, 2013 / 06:49 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In light of the jubilee instituted by Benedict XVI in honor of the Eucharistic miracle in Orvieto, Italy, the number of pilgrims coming to the area has increased, deepening the faith of those who come. “It just makes you thankful that you can come somewhere where these things have happened that just reiterate the faith. It’s so real, it’s so tangible,” Jenna Schaffer of San Francisco, Calif., told CNA Oct. … [Read more...]

Legion of Christ general chapter announced for January

Rome, Italy, Oct 5, 2013 / 01:48 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Papal delegate overseeing the Legion of Christ has announced that the order's general chapter will commence Jan. 8, 2014, to establish new constitutions for the order and to elect its new leaders. “The General Chapter should represent the whole institute and be 'a true sign of its unity in charity,'” Cardinal Velasio De Paolis wrote in an Oct. 4 letter to the Legionaries of Christ. “The upcoming … [Read more...]

Holocaust survivor thanks Pope for Church’s aid in WWII

Assisi, Italy, Oct 5, 2013 / 05:57 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The last living person whom the Bishop of Assisi saved from being killed during the Holocaust met with Pope Francis yesterday, thanking him for the Church's role in protecting her people.“Thank you for what the Church did for us,” Graziella Viterbi, 88, told Pope Francis Oct. 4 at the archbishop's residence in Assisi, where her family fled as refugees in 1943.“I thank you,” Pope Francis replied. … [Read more...]

Pope Francis entreats youth not to fear commitment

Assisi, Italy, Oct 4, 2013 / 02:25 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis concluded his one-day pilgrimage to Assisi with a visit to young people, encouraging them to reject a “provisional culture” that fears making definitive commitments.“I want to tell you not to be afraid of taking definitive steps in life,” he said to the cheering crowds of youth on Oct. 4. “Jesus didn't save us provisionally, he saved us definitively!”The Pope spoke of how both the … [Read more...]


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