Relief, gratitude as Christian pastor freed from Iranian prison

Washington D.C., Jan 18, 2016 / 11:30 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Religious freedom advocates voiced gratitude and joy at the release of Christian pastor Saeed Abedini, a U.S. citizen who had been held in an Iranian prison since 2012.Abedini was among the three American citizens freed as part of the U.S.-Iran prisoner exchange over the weekend. “This is a major victory. We are incredibly grateful to the more than 1.1 million people who have joined us in fighting across the globe for … [Read more...]

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How can pro-lifers reach more Americans? Share God’s mercy, Cardinal Dolan says

New York City, N.Y., Jan 18, 2016 / 10:21 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Cardinal Timothy Dolan has marked the upcoming anniversary of Roe v. Wade with a reflection encouraging the pro-life movement to remember the importance of mercy and to see the opportunity to reach those who do not identify as pro-life.The Archbishop of New York said the pro-life cause backs “an essential moral vision that lifts up every human person.”“Genuine progress must be progress for all, beginning with … [Read more...]

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France might not have any Jews in the future – and here’s why

Washington D.C., Jan 17, 2016 / 04:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- An increasingly violent wave of anti-Semitic words and acts in France threatens the very existence of Jewish communities there, one human rights advocacy group warned in a new report.The attacks are “a harbinger of societal breakdown,” said Susan Corke of Human Rights First. “Left unchecked, antisemitism leads to the persecution of other minorities, and to an overall increase in repression and … [Read more...]

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Let’s unite against war and violence, Pope Francis urges at Roman synagogue

Rome, Italy, Jan 17, 2016 / 10:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Speaking Sunday at the major synagogue of Rome, Pope Francis called on Jews and Christians to counter the conflict, war, violence and injustice that open deep wounds in humanity.These call us “to strengthen our commitment for peace and justice,” he said Jan. 17. “The violence of man toward man is in contradiction with every religion worthy of this name, and in particular with the great monotheistic … [Read more...]

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Vocations bloom in the desert: two priests are ordained in United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Jan 17, 2016 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Last week Catholics in Southern Arabia gathered in Abu Dhabi to celebrate the ordination of two Capuchin Franciscan priests by Bishop Paul Hinder, Vicar Apostolic of Southern Arabia.Fr. Darick Paul D'Souza and Fr. Arun Raj Manuel were ordained at a Mass in St. Joseph's Cathedral in the capital of the United Arab Emirates Jan. 8, for the Holy Trinity (Karnataka) and St. Francis (Kerala) provinces of the … [Read more...]

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Every migrant has a story and culture of value, Pope Francis says

Vatican City, Jan 17, 2016 / 05:19 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Sunday Pope Francis offered special greetings to 6,000 migrants and refugees who were gathered in S. Peter’s Square, telling them not to be discouraged by negative experiences, but rather to find hope in the Lord.“Dear migrants and refugees, each one of you carries within yourself a story, a culture, of precious value; and often unfortunately experiences of misery, oppression and fear,” the Pope said Jan. 17.He … [Read more...]

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Indiana bill seeks to clarify religious freedom protection

Indianapolis, Ind., Jan 16, 2016 / 04:54 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A proposed law in Indiana would replace the state’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act with language that its advocates say is clearer in protecting religious liberty and certain other rights.The measure, Bill 66, omits the amendment Indiana Gov. Mike Pence added to the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act last April after intense backlash from critics, who called it “anti-gay” and threatened to boycott the … [Read more...]

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