Pope Francis backs traditional marriage as Slovakia vote looms

Vatican City, Feb 6, 2015 / 01:41 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- With Slovaks set to hit the polls on tomorrow's referendum on marriage, Pope Francis used this week's general audience as a chance to encourage voters in defending the sacrament’s traditional definition. “I greet the pilgrims from Slovakia and, through them, I wish to express my appreciation to the entire Slovak Church, encouraging everyone to continue their efforts in defense of the family, the vital cell of … [Read more...]

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Modern martyrs are massacred by ‘corrupt people who hate Jesus’

Vatican City, Feb 6, 2015 / 07:55 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In his homily on Friday Pope Francis said that he is moved whenever he thinks of the many Christians killed for their faith, and encouraged faithful to remember them and their courageous witness. “I think of our martyrs, the martyrs of our times, men, women, children who are being persecuted, hated, driven out of their homes, tortured, massacred,” the Pope told attendees of his Feb. 6 Mass, held in the chapel of the … [Read more...]

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Awaiting an ecology encyclical, everyone wants Pope Francis’ support

Vatican City, Feb 6, 2015 / 02:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In view of the much anticipated encyclical on ecology, countries, agencies, and even industries are seeking papal support in advance of the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, being held in Paris in December. During his Jan. 15 in-flight press conference from Sri Lanka to the Philippines, Pope Francis said, “I will take a week of March, an entire week, to complete it. I believe that by the end of March it will be finished … [Read more...]

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Pope Francis goes to Washington: will Congress listen?

Vatican City, Feb 5, 2015 / 05:09 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis’ address to a joint session of Congress during his U.S. visit in September will be a “wonderful opportunity,” Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia has said. “It’s an opportunity for him to call our Congressmen to work for the common good and to work for the support of the dignity of every individual,” Archbishop Chaput told CNA in Rome Feb. 5.He said the invitation to Pope Francis … [Read more...]

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Archbishop Romero’s witness a ‘slap in the face’ to self-centered society

Vatican City, Feb 5, 2015 / 02:15 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, the postulator of Archbishop Oscar Romero's cause for beatification, said the martyr's life was a chastisement of modern societies in which individuals focus on themselves. “He was a bishop who dedicated his episcopal ministry, rather, his own life, to helping, relieving and defending those who are poorest and who are weakest, and (it's) like a slap in the face to a contemporary society folded … [Read more...]

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Tech-savvy Pope shares laughter, advice with special needs kids

Vatican City, Feb 5, 2015 / 12:05 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis virtually joined seven young people with disabilities and special needs in his second Google Hangout as pontiff, sharing jokes, advice and encouragement. “Each one of us has a treasure inside,” the Pope told the young people during his Feb. 5 Google Hangout. He said that when “we share our own treasure with others, it multiples along with the treasures that come from the others we … [Read more...]

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Pope gives 300 umbrellas to Rome’s homeless amid downpour

Vatican City, Feb 5, 2015 / 09:53 am (CNA/EWTN News).- After several days of rain and dreary weather that has not yet cleared, the Vatican’s papal almoner has distributed 300 umbrellas to homeless persons around Rome on behalf of Pope Francis. Italian news agency ANSA reports that the almoner, Archbishop Konrad Krajewski, handed out the umbrellas to homeless persons who gravitate toward the Vatican, as well as various other areas around Rome. As papal almoner, the Polish bishop is … [Read more...]

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