Body of missing Wichita seminarian found

Wichita, Kan., Aug 1, 2016 / 12:54 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The body of a Kansas seminarian who drowned after rescuing a woman in the Arkansas River has been found.Wichita Police said Brian Bergkamp’s body was discovered July 28 in the Arkansas River, according to the Wichita Eagle.Bergkamp, age 24, had finished his second year at seminary. He was scheduled to be ordained a priest in 2018.The seminarian was kayaking with four friends July 9 on the Arkansas River. They hit rough water, … [Read more...]

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Muslims in France, Italy attend Mass in solidarity with Fr Hamel

Paris, France, Aug 1, 2016 / 11:55 am (CNA).- Following the murder of Fr. Jacques Hamel by terrorists who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State, Muslims across France and Italy attended Mass on Sunday in a show of solidarity with Catholics.“We're very touched. It's an important gesture of fraternity,” Archbishop Dominique Lebrun of Rouen told a French television station July 31, the BBC reported.“They've told us, and I think they're sincere, that it's … [Read more...]

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Full text of Pope Francis’ in-flight presser from Poland

Aboard the papal plane, Jul 31, 2016 / 05:06 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- During his flight from Krakow to Rome on Sunday, Pope Francis gave a press conference to the journalists assembled aboard the papal plane. He reflected on the World Youth Day gathering in the Polish city, and the recent attempted coup in Turkey.He also addressed abuse accusations against Cardinal Pell, the crisis in Venezuela, Islam and violence, and Panama – which will host the next World Youth Day.Please find below the … [Read more...]

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Pope Francis disagrees with identifying Islam as violent

Vatican City, Jul 31, 2016 / 03:37 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis has questioned the claim that Islam should be identified with violence, in contrast to the Islamic State militant group, which he says is a fundamentalist sect of the religion.“I do not believe it is right to identify Islam with violence,” the Pope told journalists during the July 31 papal flight to Rome following his apostolic journey to Poland. “This is not right and it is not true.”“I … [Read more...]

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Let’s not rush to judge Cardinal Pell, Pope Francis says

Aboard the papal plane, Jul 31, 2016 / 03:30 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In response to news that Australian authorities are investigating multiple allegations of child abuse leveled against Cardinal George Pell, Pope Francis cautioned against gossip and making judgements before all the facts are known.“We must wait for justice and not make a first judgement ourselves, a media trial … because this doesn't help,” Pope Francis said July 31 during his in-flight press conference … [Read more...]

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How Pope Francis thinks you should prep for WYD in Panama

Krakow, Poland, Jul 31, 2016 / 01:54 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- How can young people prepare for the next World Youth Day, Pope Francis asks? Remember the past, be courageous in the present, and have hope for the future.The Pope made these impromptu remarks just before catching his departing flight to Rome July 31 during a meeting with the 20,000 volunteers who served at this year's WYD in Krakow.Sunday’s meeting came just hours after the official closing Mass for the international youth … [Read more...]

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Panama to host next WYD in 2019, Pope announces

Krakow, Poland, Jul 31, 2016 / 03:28 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Sunday Pope Francis officially closed WYD in Krakow, thanking the thousands of youth who traveled across the world to participate, and announced that the next global encounter will take place in Panama.“I am happy to announce that the next World Youth Day – after the two that will be held on the diocesan level – will take place in 2019 in Panama,” the Pope said July 31.He made the announcement after … [Read more...]

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