You need to work toward an honest economy, Pope tells bankers

Vatican City, Sep 12, 2015 / 09:30 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis Saturday met with members of Italy's largest credit union, encouraging them to promote an economy that is rooted in honesty, and to promote a “globalization of solidarity.” “Concern yourself with the relationship between economy and social justice, keeping the dignity and value of the person at the center,” the pontiff said to representatives of the Banca di Credito Cooperativo (BCC) of … [Read more...]

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Pope Francis warns of ‘grave consequences’ if climate change is ignored

Vatican City, Sep 11, 2015 / 04:28 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The environment is facing serious threats such as climate change and global warming, Pope Francis has said – adding that finding solutions is a matter of justice since it's often the poor who are most affected. “We must not forget the grave social consequences of climate change. It is the poorest who suffer the worst consequences,” the Pope said Sept. 11. Therefore the issue of climate change “is a matter … [Read more...]

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Is this the miracle that could canonize Mother Teresa?

Vatican City, Sep 11, 2015 / 01:20 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican is studying the case of a Brazilian man inexplicably cured of brain abscesses – which could be the miracle that leads to the canonization of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta. Pope Francis voiced his desire to canonize Mother Teresa during the Jubilee Year of Mercy which will begin on Dec. 8, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, as a ¨sign of mercy for the world¨ in service to the poor. Father Caetano … [Read more...]

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9/11: When John Paul II grieved with America

Vatican City, Sep 11, 2015 / 11:28 am (CNA/EWTN News).- As three airliners smashed into the World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon, and Flight 93 crashed into a Pennsylvania field on September 11, 2001, Joaquín Navarro-Valls, at the time the director of the Vatican press office, delivered the news to Pope John Paul II. "I remember that terrible afternoon as if it were yesterday. I called the Pope, who was at Castel Gandolfo, I gave him the news. He was shocked not only by the … [Read more...]

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Marriage – between a man and a woman – is under attack, Pope Francis says

Vatican City, Sep 10, 2015 / 12:26 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis told couples to defend God's design for the family as the union of a man and woman for the procreation of children, and urged them to be merciful to those whose marriages have failed. Today “the family – as God wants it, composed of a man and a woman for the good of the spouses and also the generation and education of children – is deformed by powerful contrary projects supported by ideological … [Read more...]

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With official launch, ACI Stampa aims to revitalize Italian Catholic news

Vatican City, Sep 10, 2015 / 12:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholic news is an opportunity to serve truth and evangelization. So says the head of the Italian-language news agency ACI Stampa, which officially launched Sept. 10. “In a world where media takes a fundamental role, the birth of a new Catholic information service is a big challenge, but it is also a way of showing that the Catholic Church has a lot of energy and enthusiasm,” said Angela Ambrogetti, ACI Stampa editor. She … [Read more...]

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Vatican officially confirms Pope Francis’ visit to Africa in November

Vatican City, Sep 10, 2015 / 07:22 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican today officially announced that Pope Francis will travel to Kenya, Uganda and the Central African Republic in November, a plan informally revealed by the Pope himself this summer.   After accepting “the invitation issued by the respective Heads of State and the Bishops,” Pope Francis is scheduled to visit the African continent from Nov. 25-30, a Sept. 10 communique from the Vatican announced. He will set … [Read more...]

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