Papuans make two week pilgrimage in missionaries’ steps

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Mount Hagen, Papua New Guinea, Apr 22, 2014 / 09:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholics in Papua New Guinea honored the evangelization, 80 years ago, of the remote interior of the nation’s main island by making a pilgrimage in the steps of its first missionaries. “After 80 years, the Catholic faithful in the Archdiocese of Mount […]

Youth fill Rome’s cathedral to remember John Paul II, John XXIII

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Rome, Italy, Apr 22, 2014 / 05:23 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Basilica of St. John Lateran, cathedral of the Diocese of Rome, was filled Tuesday with thousands of youths who had come to learn more about the two Bishops of Rome who will be canonized Sunday. Both John Paul II and John XXIII will be […]

English bishop: assisted suicide bill threatens vulnerable

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Shrewsbury, England, Apr 22, 2014 / 04:12 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholic Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury, England, has warned that a British proposal to legalize assisted suicide would change “long-established laws which uphold the sanctity of human life” and put the weakest in society at risk. “It is hard to understand that, at a time […]

Pope’s Easter Mass and Blessing Attract 150,000 Faithful

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Celebrating the Easter Sunday liturgy in St. Peter’s Square, Francis emphasized that the Resurrection is the event that gives Christianity its meaning. Without it, he said, “the whole mission of the Church would lose its impulse.” Creating a bridge between Eastern and Western Catholics, the Gospel of the 90-minut… …read more Read More: Zenit

European Rights Court: Hungary Can’t ‘Play Favorites’ in Registering Churches

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By Roger Kiska of the Alliance Defending Freedom On Tuesday, April 8, the Second Section of the European Court of Human Rights ruled decisively and comprehensively that Hungary’s new Church Act was contrary to the principles of the European Convention of Human Rights and that the de-registration (and subsequent … …read more Read More: Zenit

Pope Urges Prayers for Victims of S. Korean Ferry Disaster

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This Holy Saturday, Pope Francis asked people worldwide to join him in prayer for the victims of a tragic ferry disaster in South Korea. Using the global Twitter network, the Holy Father tweeted: “Please join me in praying for the victims of the ferry disaster in Korea and their families.” The shuttle ferry, th… …read […]

Alabama High Court Says Term ‘Child’ Applies to Unborn

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The Alabama Supreme Court handed down a decision today declaring that the term “child” in a state law includes the unborn. “The Alabama Supreme Court has given us a decision that is almost unique – it uses common sense and logical consistency when talking about unborn children,” said Father Frank Pavone, national… …read more Read […]

Pope Francis gives Easter eggs to children with cancer

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Rome, Italy, Apr 22, 2014 / 12:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis sent 150 Easter eggs to the Bambino Gesu Pediatric Hospital as an Easter gift to children hospitalized with cancer. According to hospital officials, a van from the Vatican filled with chocolate eggs arrived at the facility during Holy Week, and the eggs were […]