In UK, assisted suicide vote looms as a key moment for disabled

London, England, Aug 14, 2015 / 04:44 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Amid strong Christian opposition to the legalization of assisted suicide in the U.K., former Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey has broken away. He took part in a video for a group backing assisted suicide and claims that it is “profoundly Christian” to help people end their lives. “There’s nothing noble about excruciating pain and I think we need as a nation to give people the right to decide their … [Read more...]

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US embassy to the Holy See begins move to new location

Rome, Italy, Aug 11, 2015 / 05:12 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- This week the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See has begun its move to a new building – which shares the same campus as both the U.S. Embassy to Italy and the U.S. Mission to the United Nations. “We are looking forward to a larger, more modern facility that can provide a more functional space for our staff,” U.S. ambassador Ken Hackett said in an Aug. 11 statement announcing the move. He said the Unites States’ … [Read more...]

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Greece in crisis – and what Catholics are doing to help

Athens, Greece, Aug 6, 2015 / 04:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- As Greece's financial and political situation reaches a fever pitch in complexity, Caritas has stepped up and is offering help to the growing number of poor and migrants inhabiting the country. “Here everything is blocked, everything is difficult. There isn't work, there isn't anything. Also Greeks are looking for work, everyone is. It's a very, very difficult situation,” Father Andrea Voutsinos told CNA Aug. … [Read more...]

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This 100-year-old priest still has a very important task: fighting Satan

Madrid, Spain, Aug 5, 2015 / 02:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- On August 1, the oldest priest in the Diocese of Malaga, Spain turned 100 years old. After a century of life, Father Francisco Acevedo says he still has important work to do. “St. Peter says: 'Be sober and keep watch, because the devil as a roaring lion walks about, seeking whom he may devour,” said Fr. Acevedo in an interview published by the Bishop of Malaga. “I still have to resist the devil, but it's not … [Read more...]

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Meet Saint Nektarios – a philosopher, poet and miracle worker

Athens, Greece, Aug 5, 2015 / 04:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Buried in a hilltop monastery on a small Greek island, Saint Nektarios – one of the most widely known and venerated Greek Orthodox saints – draws thousands of pilgrims each year, and is known for his writings and miracles. The Greek Orthodox Church is part of the larger body of Eastern Orthodox Churches, who share a common doctrine and form of worship with each other. Although the majority of Greek Orthodox live in Greece … [Read more...]

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How one skeptical scientist came to believe the Shroud of Turin

Rome, Italy, Aug 4, 2015 / 04:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Shroud of Turin has different meanings for many people: some see it as an object of veneration, others a forgery, still others a medieval curiosity. For one Jewish scientist, however, the evidence has led him to see it as a meeting point between science and faith. “The Shroud challenges (many people's core beliefs) because there's a strong implication that there is something beyond the basic science going on here,” … [Read more...]

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Help from above: Priest in a helicopter exorcises Italian town

Rome, Italy, Jul 31, 2015 / 02:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A priest has performed an aerial exorcism of the Italian seaside town of Castellammare di Stabia in response to a spree of church-targeted thefts and vandalism in the area. At the urging of a local prayer group, a priest took to a helicopter to perform a minor exorcism over the entire town, according Italian papers. “If Satan exists, he has taken control of Castellammare di Stabia,” the group said in a statement. … [Read more...]

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