Medicine, education, solidarity: how HIV-infected children can have a future

Rome, Italy, Apr 20, 2016 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The goal of ending AIDS as a public health threat is achievable if attention is focused on children infected with HIV, participants in a recent conference held by Caritas International emphasized.Monsignor Robert Vitillo, who has been involved in healthcare issues for 30 years, said there is already progress.“Thirty years ago, we could only accompany people to a dignified death. There was no treatment,” he told CNA. “At … [Read more...]

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Trevi Fountain in Rome to be dyed red for Christian martyrs

Rome, Italy, Apr 20, 2016 / 03:19 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On April 29, the Trevi Fountain, one of the most popular and emblematic tourist spots in Rome, will be dyed red in recognition of all Christians who even today give their life for the faith.  The event is being organized by Aid to the Church in Need and seeks to “call attention to the drama of anti-Christian persecution.”In a statement posted on their website, the aid group said they hope this initiative will be … [Read more...]

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Poland’s Christian heritage a ‘strong foundation for the future’

Poznan, Poland, Apr 19, 2016 / 12:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The power of Poland’s “invincible national spirit” and resilience to countless foreign invaders lies not with her government or military, but rather in the nation’s Christian identity, its president said on Friday.“The Baptism of Duke Mieszko I is the most important event in the entire history of the Polish state and nation. I do not say it was, I say it is, for the decision taken by our first historical … [Read more...]

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Poland’s Christian heritage a ‘strong foundation for the future’

Poznan, Poland, Apr 19, 2016 / 12:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The power of Poland’s “invincible national spirit” and resilience to countless foreign invaders lies not with her government or military, but rather in the nation’s Christian identity, its president said on Friday.“The Baptism of Duke Mieszko I is the most important event in the entire history of the Polish state and nation. I do not say it was, I say it is, for the decision taken by our first historical … [Read more...]

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Check out this Eucharistic miracle in Poland

Legnica, Poland, Apr 18, 2016 / 02:59 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A bleeding Host that “has the hallmarks of the Eucharistic miracle” was approved for veneration in Poland over the weekend.The announcement was made by Bishop Zbigniew Kiernikowski, of Legnica on April 17.On Christmas Day 2013, a consecrated Host fell to the floor, the bishop said. It was picked up and placed in a container with water. Soon after, red stains appeared on the host.Then-Bishop of Legnica, Stefan Cichy, … [Read more...]

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Pray and act to help refugees–what Pope Francis and Orthodox leaders said at Lesbos

Lesbos, Greece, Apr 17, 2016 / 05:13 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Forced migration affects millions of people and is “a crisis of humanity.” That is what Pope Francis and two leading Greek Orthodox churchmen have said in a joint declaration signed on the Greek island of Lesbos.“Europe today faces one of its most serious humanitarian crises since the end of the Second World War,” the declaration said.Pope Francis, the Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople, and … [Read more...]

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Founder of Neocatechumenal Way thanks Pope for Amoris Laetitia

Madrid, Spain, Apr 15, 2016 / 07:44 pm (CNA).- Kiko Argüello, the founder and global head of the Neocatechumenal Way, expressed his support for Pope Francis for his apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia, with a short analysis of its contents.Amoris Laetitia is the result of the Holy Father's reflections after the Synod of Bishops on the Family, which took place at the Vatican in 2014 and 2015. The exhortation is composed of 9 chapters and has 325 numbered paragraphs. The following is … [Read more...]

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