Pope: ‘I saw much suffering’ at Lesbos refugee camp

Vatican City, Apr 17, 2016 / 06:42 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis on Sunday reflected on the great suffering he had witnessed at the refugee camp in Lesbos, remembering especially the children he encountered, as well as the husband of a Christian woman who was martyred by terrorists.“I saw much suffering,” the Pope said during his April 17 Regina Caeli address from the Apostolic palace, one day after his visit to the Greek island.“To the refugees and the Greek people, I … [Read more...]

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Canadians will regret legal assisted suicide, Cardinal Collins predicts

Toronto, Canada, Apr 17, 2016 / 06:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The coming legalization of assisted suicide in Canada will threaten the vulnerable, hide killing with euphemisms, and threaten the consciences of those who oppose it, Cardinal Timothy Collins of Toronto has said.On Thursday the Canadian government introduced legislation to legalize assisted suicide and euthanasia under the federal criminal code.“We’re all deeply concerned that this is a sad day for Canada,” the … [Read more...]

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Canadians will regret legal assisted suicide, Cardinal Collins predicts

Toronto, Canada, Apr 17, 2016 / 06:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The coming legalization of assisted suicide in Canada will threaten the vulnerable, hide killing with euphemisms, and threaten the consciences of those who oppose it, Cardinal Timothy Collins of Toronto has said.On Thursday the Canadian government introduced legislation to legalize assisted suicide and euthanasia under the federal criminal code.“We’re all deeply concerned that this is a sad day for Canada,” the … [Read more...]

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Report: Baby girls are being targeted for abortion in the West

Washington D.C., Apr 16, 2016 / 04:38 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The problem of sex-selective abortion is not limited to China and India, but is increasing in communities within Western countries, a new report by the pro-life Charlotte Lozier Institute says.“I think for a long time we’ve been denying that sex-selective abortion happens in the United States,” said Anna Higgins, J.D., associate scholar with the Charlotte Lozier Institute.However, she told CNA, “it does happen … [Read more...]

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Pope Francis says media misses the real family crisis in coverage of communion and divorce

Aboard the papal plane, Apr 16, 2016 / 01:25 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis has said that the family is in crisis, and that is a much bigger issue than communion for the divorced and remarried. He suggested the news media had focused too much on the latter issue during the synod and in coverage of his recent document on the family.The Pope spoke with journalists on his plane flight back from visiting refugees on the Greek island of Lesbos April 16.A reporter from the French newspaper Le … [Read more...]

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Full Text of Pope Francis’ in-flight interview from Lesbos to Rome

Aboard the papal plane, Apr 16, 2016 / 11:09 am (CNA).- Pope Francis: I thank you for your day of work, for me and also for you it was a bit powerful.Ines San Martin (Crux): Holy Father, what we’ve read… The first question is about the trip. This trip is happening just after an accord between the European Union and Turkey has come about … Do you think this is a political question in order save time? This morning, you met with the presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders, at … [Read more...]

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Full Text of Pope Francis’ in-flight interview from Lesbos to Rome

Aboard the papal plane, Apr 16, 2016 / 11:09 am (CNA).- Pope Francis: I thank you for your day of work, for me and also for you it was a bit powerful.Ines San Martin (Crux): Holy Father, what we’ve read… The first question is about the trip. This trip is happening just after an accord between the European Union and Turkey has come about … Do you think this is a political question in order save time? This morning, you met with the presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders, at … [Read more...]

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