Survivor of Brussels terror attack writes letter of hope to unborn baby

Brussels, Belgium, Mar 29, 2016 / 12:47 am (CNA).- “...I just want to tell you that life is a wonderful thing, and the world is really full of remarkable people.”So starts a letter written by one of the survivors of the bomb attacks at the Brussels Zaventem international airport last week, according to CNN. The author of the letter, Sneha Mehta, penned those words to her child, who was only 16 weeks old in utero.When Sneha and her husband Sameep Mehta arrived in Brussels from Abu … [Read more...]

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Horrific Easter bombing seen as a crossroad for Pakistan

Lahore, Pakistan, Mar 28, 2016 / 04:56 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Religious freedom advocates have condemned the Easter Sunday bombing in Pakistan that killed more than 70, while insisting upon reform within the country to prevent future such attacks.“We are horrified at this Easter attack, and the tragic loss of life,” Dr. Katrina Lantos Swett, commissioner at the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, told CNA.“It’s truly heartbreaking, and our hearts and … [Read more...]

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Benedict XVI responds to Mother Angelica’s death

Vatican City, Mar 28, 2016 / 02:54 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Benedict XVI had a special response to Mother Angelica’s death falling on Easter Sunday: “it’s a gift.”Archbishop Georg Ganswein, Benedict’s personal secretary, told CNA about the Pope emeritus’ comment March 28.Mother Angelica, an Ohio-born Poor Clare nun, founded EWTN Global Catholic Network in Alabama in 1981. It has since become the largest religious media network in the world. She passed away … [Read more...]

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Benedict XVI responds to Mother Angelica’s death

Vatican City, Mar 28, 2016 / 02:54 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Benedict XVI had a special response to Mother Angelica’s death falling on Easter Sunday: “it’s a gift.”Archbishop Georg Ganswein, Benedict’s personal secretary, told CNA about the Pope emeritus’ comment March 28.Mother Angelica, an Ohio-born Poor Clare nun, founded EWTN Global Catholic Network in Alabama in 1981. It has since become the largest religious media network in the world. She passed away … [Read more...]

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There is no confirmation that Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil was crucified on Good Friday

Aden, Yemen, Mar 28, 2016 / 10:24 am (CNA).- Reports claiming that a kidnapped priest in Yemen was crucified over the weekend are likely false and irresponsible, the local bishop told CNA Monday.Several blogs and media outlets are reporting that Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil was crucified by ISIS on Good Friday. However, there has been no confirmation of the event by friends, family or Fr. Uzhunnalil’s community.The original reports were based on a statement Austrian Cardinal Christoph … [Read more...]

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There is no confirmation that Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil was crucified on Good Friday

Aden, Yemen, Mar 28, 2016 / 10:24 am (CNA).- Reports claiming that a kidnapped priest in Yemen was crucified over the weekend are likely false and irresponsible, the local bishop told CNA Monday.Several blogs and media outlets are reporting that Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil was crucified by ISIS on Good Friday. However, there has been no confirmation of the event by friends, family or Fr. Uzhunnalil’s community.The original reports were based on a statement Austrian Cardinal Christoph … [Read more...]

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There is no confirmation that Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil was crucified on Good Friday

Aden, Yemen, Mar 28, 2016 / 10:24 am (CNA).- Reports claiming that a kidnapped priest in Yemen was crucified over the weekend are likely false and irresponsible, the local bishop told CNA Monday.Several blogs and media outlets are reporting that Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil was crucified by ISIS on Good Friday. However, there has been no confirmation of the event by friends, family or Fr. Uzhunnalil’s community.The original reports were based on a statement Austrian Cardinal Christoph … [Read more...]

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