Pope invited to Spain for 500th anniversary of St Teresa’s birth

Avila, Spain, Mar 1, 2014 / 08:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis received a letter Wednesday from the president of the Spanish region of Castile and Leon, Juan Vicente Herrera, inviting him to visit Spain to mark the 500th anniversary of the birth of St. Teresa of Avila. The invitation was delivered Feb. 26 to the Holy Father during an audience held with a delegation from the Foundation for the Commemoration of the 500th Centenary of St. Teresa of Jesus, the government of Castile and Leon, … [Read more...]

Legion’s general director affirms Christ-centered spirituality

Rome, Italy, Feb 28, 2014 / 03:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- At the conclusion of the Legion of Christ’s general chapter, the order’s recently elected general director, Fr. Eduardo Robles Gil, confirmed their commitment to Christ and his reign. “The center of our spirituality will be Christ, as it always has been. We are Christ-centered; the ‘Regnum Christi’ is the kingdom of Christ,” Fr. Robles Gil told CNA Feb. 25, the concluding day of the order’s … [Read more...]

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, England’s newest ‘red hat’

London, England, Feb 28, 2014 / 12:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Cardinal Vincent Nichols, the Archbishop of Westminster, was given the red hat in a Feb. 22 consistory, now that his predecessor Cardinal Murphy-O’Connor has passed the age of 80. Cardinal Nichols was born in Crosby, Merseyside, in 1945, and studied for the priesthood at the Venerable English College and the Gregorian University in Rome. He was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Liverpool in 1969 and served there for 14 … [Read more...]

Ukrainian Catholic Church sees growth in south of country

Kyiv, Ukraine, Feb 27, 2014 / 12:21 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A new diocese of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church has been established in southern Ukraine, following a decision to divide the former Archiepiscopal Exarchate of Odesa-Krym in two. On Feb. 13, Pope Francis confirmed the decisions of the synod of bishops of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church regarding the Archiepiscopal Exarchate of Odesa-Krym. The exarchate was split into the Archiepiscopal Exarchate of Odesa, and the … [Read more...]

Pope Francis to new cardinal: ‘I love Korea’

Rome, Italy, Feb 26, 2014 / 06:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- During the Feb. 23 Mass of Thanksgiving for the creation of new cardinals, Pope Francis offered words of affection for the newly-elevated South Korean cardinal’s home country.   “I love Korea,” were the unexpected words of Pope Francis at the sign of peace to Cardinal Andrew Yeom Soo-Jung, who recounted the moment later at a Feb. 25 press conference. The cardinal said he promptly replied, “The Korean people … [Read more...]

Cardinal: Liberation Theology needed separation from Marxism

Rome, Italy, Feb 25, 2014 / 05:54 pm (CNA).- At his recent book presentation, a Vatican cardinal explained that although Marxist ideology had sought to influence Liberation Theology, the two have ultimately been shown incompatible. Cardinal Gehrard Ludwig Mueller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, authored the book “Poor for poor. The mission of the Church,” a collection of his writings on Liberation Theology. The book was presented Feb. 25 and contains … [Read more...]

Ukrainian archbishop calls for solidarity amid instability

Kyiv, Ukraine, Feb 25, 2014 / 04:35 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In the wake of political changes unfolding after months of violent conflict, the head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church has praised those who have given aid to the country, and warned that the danger of civil war is not yet over. “I would like to ask Europeans to wake up because what is happening in Ukraine, sooner or later, will touch all of you. Because Ukraine is part of Europe,” Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk … [Read more...]


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