Bishops’ plea to US government: help Iraqi Christians

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Washington D.C., Jul 30, 2014 / 04:41 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The U.S. bishops have urged the U.S. government to assist Iraqi Christian victims of persecution, while France has offered asylum to Iraqi Christians who have fled Mosul. “The Islamic State has taken control of large swaths of territory in northern Iraq, leaving a trail of […]

124 Korean martyrs to be beatified by Pope next month

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Seoul, South Korea, Jul 30, 2014 / 02:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- During his August visit to Korea, Pope Francis is to beatify Paul Yun Ji-chung, the nation’s first martyr, as well as 123 companions who were killed for the faith in the 19th century. The Roman Pontiff will be in South Korea Aug. 14-18, visiting […]

Holy See issues a plea for peace to embassies

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(Vatican Radio) In an effort to promote peace, The Vatican Secretary of State issued a “nota verbale” to all the embassies accredited to the Holy See. This statement included the texts of Pope Francis’ most recent addresses that called for peace, particularly in the Middle East. Mgr Dominique Mamberti explained to Vatican Radio how the […]

Holy See issues a plea for peace to embassies

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(Vatican Radio) In an effort to promote peace, The Vatican Secretary of State issued a “nota verbale” to all the embassies accredited to the Holy See. This statement included the texts of Pope Francis’ most recent addresses that called for peace, particularly in the Middle East. Mgr Dominique Mamberti explained to Vatican Radio how the […]

LGBT foundation aims to counter Vatican family synod

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Denver, Colo., Jul 30, 2014 / 12:01 am (CNA).- An LGBT activist foundation headed by a former Obama White House staffer gave a $200,000 grant to a dissenting Catholic coalition to target the upcoming Synod on the Family and World Youth Day. The Michigan-based Arcus Foundation gave the 2014 grant to Dignity USA “to support […]

EWTN News Nightly – Monday — 7/28/2014

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Brian Patrick: : — The State Department is releasing their annual International Religious Freedom report – Jason Calvi reports and we speak with the Vice Chair of USCIRF, Dr. Robert George about religious persecution worldwide. Today marks 100 years since the beginning of World War I – Wyatt Goolsby remembers this anniversary from the World […]

Papal delegation suspends ordinations in Paraguay diocese

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Ciudad del Este, Paraguay, Jul 29, 2014 / 04:39 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- An apostolic visitation of Paraguay’s Cuidad del Este diocese concluded on Saturday with the visitors suspending a scheduled ordination until they have reached conclusions about their investigation. “For the time, priestly and diaconal ordinations for the students of St. Joseph’s Major Seminary are […]