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Keep your eyes fixed on the cross, Pope urges new cardinals

Vatican City, Jun 28, 2017 / 08:05 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Wednesday, Pope Francis created five new cardinals, encouraging them to walk with Jesus, ke. . . read more Wed, 28 Jun 2017 08:05:00 -0600

Pope Francis: The way of Christ is the way of persecution

Vatican City, Jun 28, 2017 / 03:57 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Wednesday Pope Francis said that following Christ means taking a path contrary to that of t. . . read more Wed, 28 Jun 2017 03:57:00 -0600

Unity is more than 'bland uniformity,' Pope tells Orthodox

Vatican City, Jun 27, 2017 / 04:12 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis met with a delegation from the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, saying. . . read more Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:12:00 -0600

Local priest named fifth bishop of Allentown, Penn.

Vatican City, Jun 27, 2017 / 07:16 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Tuesday the Vatican announced Pope Francis' pick of Mons. Alfred A. Schlert to be the n. . . read more Tue, 27 Jun 2017 07:16:00 -0600

The old still have a lot to offer young people, Pope Francis says

Vatican City, Jun 27, 2017 / 04:43 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Tuesday Pope Francis said that the older generation should not stop striving in their spiri. . . read more Tue, 27 Jun 2017 04:43:00 -0600

Cardinal Turkson: Marijuana debate ignores ethical questions

Vatican City, Jun 26, 2017 / 04:34 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican's top personality on social justice issues has voiced his concern for the incr. . . read more Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:34:00 -0600

Chinese bishop forcibly removed from diocese still missing

Vatican City, Jun 26, 2017 / 07:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Monday the Vatican issued a statement on the situation of the Chinese Bishop Peter Shao Zhu. . . read more Mon, 26 Jun 2017 07:03:00 -0600

Christ doesn’t promise freedom from difficulties, Pope says

Vatican City, Jun 25, 2017 / 11:38 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In his Angelus address on Sunday, Pope Francis reminded the faithful that following Christ doe. . . read more Sun, 25 Jun 2017 11:38:00 -0600

The tale of Fr. Brochero: Gaucho priest, devil's worst nightmare

Vatican City, Jun 25, 2017 / 02:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- If Jose Brochero doesn't sound like a Gaucho name, nothing does. Last year, Pope Francis. . . read more Sun, 25 Jun 2017 02:03:00 -0600

Francis urges Serrans to 'keep moving forward' promoting vocations

Vatican City, Jun 23, 2017 / 02:42 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis offered encouragement Friday to members of Serra International, which promotes re. . . read more Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:42:00 -0600

Pope Francis meets Dutch king and queen, returns long-lost stick

Vatican City, Jun 22, 2017 / 07:32 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Thursday Pope Francis met with King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherl. . . read more Thu, 22 Jun 2017 07:32:00 -0600

Meeting with NFL hall-of-famers, Pope Francis promotes teamwork

Vatican City, Jun 21, 2017 / 01:08 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis addressed members of the National Football League Hall of Fame on Wednesday, enco. . . read more Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:08:00 -0600

Pope Francis sends aid to a troubled South Sudan

Vatican City, Jun 21, 2017 / 11:34 am (CNA/EWTN News).- After the Vatican stated last month the postponement of Pope Francis’ proposed trip to S. . . read more Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:34:00 -0600

Can relics unite Catholics and Orthodox? Pope Francis thinks so.

Vatican City, Jun 21, 2017 / 06:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Common veneration of relics is one of the tools Pope Francis is using to foster ecumenical rel. . . read more Wed, 21 Jun 2017 06:04:00 -0600

Don’t think holiness is for you? The saints can help, Pope Francis says

Vatican City, Jun 21, 2017 / 05:27 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Wednesday, Pope Francis said the saints show us that despite what we might think, holiness. . . read more Wed, 21 Jun 2017 05:27:00 -0600

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Mali's first cardinal, Archbishop Jean Zerbo

Bamako, Mali, Jun 27, 2017 / 03:33 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Among those bishops who will be created cardinals at the June consistory is Archbishop Jean Ze. . . read more Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:33:00 -0600

Christian leaders in Zambia warn against government abuses

Lusaka, Zambia, Jun 26, 2017 / 02:53 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The leaders of three major Christian groups in Zambia have issued a strongly worded letter o. . . read more Mon, 26 Jun 2017 14:53:00 -0600

How the Church is helping Christians return to Aleppo

Aleppo, Syria, Jun 23, 2017 / 10:06 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Christians who fled Aleppo because of the four year battle for the city are now returning, an. . . read more Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:06:00 -0600

Youssef Absi elected Patriarch of Melkite Greek Catholic Church

Beirut, Lebanon, Jun 22, 2017 / 12:07 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The synod of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church elected on Wednesday Archbishop Youssef Absi. . . read more Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:07:00 -0600

Southern DRC violence has left more than 3,000 dead

Kasai, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Jun 20, 2017 / 04:32 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- More than 3,300 people have been killed since October alone in the. . . read more Tue, 20 Jun 2017 16:32:00 -0600

Cameroon's bishops ask state action to protect clergy in wake of murder

Yaoundé, Cameroon, Jun 16, 2017 / 12:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- After determining that one of their confreres was murdered two weeks ago, the bishops of. . . read more Fri, 16 Jun 2017 00:04:00 -0600

Nigerian priest shares harrowing story of being kidnapped

Issele-Uku, Nigeria, Jun 12, 2017 / 03:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- It was supposed to be a quiet retreat weekend last April for Fr. Sam Okwuidegbe, a Nige. . . read more Mon, 12 Jun 2017 03:04:00 -0600

Want Pope Francis to visit South Sudan? Work for peace, bishops say

Juba, South Sudan, Jun 11, 2017 / 06:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The news that Pope Francis will not be able to visit South Sudan this year prompted the n. . . read more Sun, 11 Jun 2017 06:08:00 -0600

Autopsy raises questions about circumstances of African bishop's death

Obala, Cameroon, Jun 7, 2017 / 03:17 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Local news reports say that “signs of torture” have been found on the body of a. . . read more Wed, 07 Jun 2017 15:17:00 -0600

Muslims and Christians unite to rebuild Mosul monastery

Mosul, Iraq, Jun 5, 2017 / 12:00 pm (CNA).- As government forces pry apart the Islamic State's three yearlong grip on Mosul, Muslims and Christian. . . read more Mon, 05 Jun 2017 12:00:00 -0600

Body of African bishop who reportedly committed suicide found

Yaoundé, Cameroon, Jun 2, 2017 / 02:45 pm (CNA).- Update June 16, 2017: The bishops of Cameroon determined that Bishop Balla's death was in fact. . . read more Fri, 02 Jun 2017 14:45:00 -0600

Dozens of Egyptian Christians killed in bus attack (Updated)

Cairo, Egypt, May 26, 2017 / 09:56 am (CNA/EWTN News).- An attack on a bus carrying Christian pilgrims in Egypt on Friday killed at least 28 people, i. . . read more Fri, 26 May 2017 09:56:00 -0600

Seminarian who once saved the Eucharist from ISIS returns as a priest

Karamlesh, Iraq, May 23, 2017 / 12:05 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Martin Baani was just 24 years old when he risked his life as a seminarian to rescue the Bl. . . read more Tue, 23 May 2017 00:05:00 -0600

On Israel-Palestine conflict, the Church cannot stay quiet, bishops say

Washington D.C., May 19, 2017 / 12:05 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Catholic Church will speak out against injustice and avoid any attempt to normalize the. . . read more Fri, 19 May 2017 00:05:00 -0600

Sign of hope in Syria – Aleppo consecrated to Our Lady of Fatima

Aleppo, Syria, May 17, 2017 / 12:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Still reeling from the Syrian civil war, the city of Aleppo saw a ray of hope this weekend wi. . . read more Wed, 17 May 2017 00:01:00 -0600

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No âmbito da reestruturação de seu serviço, a Direção da Agência Fides decidiu suspender a tradução das notícias em português que, contudo,. . . read more Fri, 02 Jun 2017 11:55:08 +0200

ÍNDIA - Um Salesiano: Consagrar a Índia ao Coração Imaculado de Maria€

Bangalore - Consagrar a Índia ao Coração Imaculado de Maria: é o pedido feito pelo sacerdote salesiano José Kuttianimattathil, do colégio Kristu. . . read more Wed, 31 May 2017 12:55:58 +0200

ÁFRICA/REP. CENTRO-AFRICANA - Situação dramática em Alindao; mais de 148 mortos, milhares de deslocados internos e de refugiados

Bangui - Além de Bangassou , também a diocese de Alindao vive uma situação dramática. Segundo notícias que foram enviadas à Agência Fides, pe.. . . read more Wed, 31 May 2017 21:04:57 +0200

ÁFRICA/RD CONGO - Continua a onda de violência em Kasai, 25 mil deslocados se refugiaram em Angola

Luebo – Mais de 25 mil pessoas, entre essas nove mil crianças, fugiram das violências e da insegurança na província de Kasai, na República Demo. . . read more Wed, 31 May 2017 21:02:42 +0200

ÁSIA/SRI LANKA - Depois de inundações e deslizamentos de terra agora a população está em risco de dengue

Colombo - Subiu para pelo menos 202 mortos e 96 desaparecidos o número de vítimas causadas pelas inundações e deslizamentos de terra que atingiu o. . . read more Wed, 31 May 2017 16:26:22 +0200

AMÉRICA/BRASIL - Diariamente, 200 venezuelanos pedem abrigo ao Brasil

Brasília – Todos os dias, cerca de 200 imigrantes venezuelanos atravessam a fronteira em busca de abrigo no Brasil, em fuga dos graves conflitos in. . . read more Wed, 31 May 2017 16:25:47 +0200

AMÉRICA/ARGENTINA - Os Bispos convidam à oração pelos cristãos coptas e pela paz no mundo

Buenos Aires – “Os Bispos argentinos estão unidos e em plena comunhão com os sentimentos e orações do Papa Francisco e de toda a Igreja pelos. . . read more Wed, 31 May 2017 16:24:54 +0200

ÁFRICA/NIGÉRIA - Nomeação do Bispo de Bauchi

Cidade do Vaticano – O Santo Padre Francisco nomeou hoje como Bispo da diocese de Bauchi o Pe. Hilary Nanman Dachelem, C.M.F., Pároco e Vigário pa. . . read more Wed, 31 May 2017 16:23:57 +0200

ÁSIA/FILIPINAS - O Bispo de Marawi: “Apelo em vídeo do Pe. Chito: fase critica, tememos pela vida dos reféns”

Marawi - “Os terroristas procuraram um contato com os militares e as instituições. Gravaram e difundiram um vídeo em que Pe. Teresito Soganub, co. . . read more Tue, 30 May 2017 11:03:36 +0200

AMÉRICA/ARGENTINA - Campanha da Caritas em vista da coleta anual: pobres sempre em aumento

Buenos Aires – A Caritas Argentina está realizando a campanha nacional em vista da sua anual coleta para os necessitados, convidando a expressar so. . . read more Tue, 30 May 2017 22:19:20 +0200

AMÉRICA/MÉXICO - Bispo de Huatla lança o alerta contra a seca na Sierra Mazateca de Oaxaca

Oaxaca – Depois de mais de 20 dias sem chuva, a região mazateca está atravessando a pior crise devido à seca, além da falta crônica de serviço. . . read more Tue, 30 May 2017 22:18:31 +0200

AMÉRICA/CUBA - Os Bispos cubanos solidários com os sofrimentos e as incertezas dos venezuelanos

Havana – “Nesses momentos difíceis da vida do povo venezuelano, povo que guiam e servem na fé como Bispos, não estamos alheios ao sofrimento e. . . read more Tue, 30 May 2017 22:17:46 +0200

ÁSIA - Jovens cristãos embaixadores da paz na Ásia

Chiang Mai - Os jovens são embaixadores de paz na Ásia: este é o tema do seminário aberto, em 29 de maio, promovido em Chiang Mai pela Conferênci. . . read more Tue, 30 May 2017 22:17:16 +0200

ÁFRICA/REPÚBLICA CENTRO-AFRICANA - Dois mil muçulmanos ainda refugiados na diocese de Bangassou; o testemunho de um Bispo à Fides

Bangui - “Dois mil muçulmanos ainda estão hospedados na missão católica. Uma parte está no Seminário Menor, outra na Catedral e na minha casa. . . read more Tue, 30 May 2017 18:33:27 +0200

VATICANO - Card. Filoni à Assembleia POM: “O Evangelho jamais é completamente anunciado”

Roma – “Ninguém envia em missão, senão Deus, envolvendo-nos na Páscoa de seu Filho. Recebe a missão somente quem, na fé, se descobre enviado. . . read more Tue, 30 May 2017 18:32:00 +0200

ÁSIA/ÍNDIA - Bispos: ataque vergonhoso contra a capela em Hyderabad; missas e adorações de “reparação”

Nova Délhi - “É claro que os fundamentalistas hinduístas e elementos antissociais foram responsáveis pelo ato vergonhoso ocorrido em 21 de maio. . . read more Mon, 29 May 2017 11:14:13 +0200

AMÉRICA/COLÔMBIA - Alerta pela morte por desnutrição de oito crianças em uma semana

La Guajira -“Entre 14 e 20 de maio, no arco de uma semana, foram registrados oito novos casos de crianças mortas por desnutrição e, segundo o Ins. . . read more Mon, 29 May 2017 22:22:17 +0200

AMÉRICA/MÉXICO - Card. Robles Ortega pede esclarecimentos sobre o homicídio de dois líderes indígenas wixarika

Guadalajara -“O Card. Francisco Robles Ortega, Arcebispo de Guadalajara, Jalisco, depois da missa dominical pediu o esclarecimento das circunstânci. . . read more Mon, 29 May 2017 22:21:05 +0200

AMÉRICA/VENEZUELA - Sacerdotes de Guayana: “Não podemos permanecer em silêncio diante da repressão”

Guayana - Os sacerdotes e diáconos da Diocese de Ciudad Guayana escreveram uma carta “ao povo peregrino na nossa amada terra e a todos os homens de. . . read more Mon, 29 May 2017 22:19:12 +0200

ÁFRICA/SOMÁLIA - “A rivalidade entre clãs e as questões econômicas facilitam a implantação do Estado Islâmico”, diz Dom Bertin

Mogadíscio – “Segundo me referiram, os membros do Estado Islâmico pagam melhor e assim, na situação de crise da Somália, é fácil encontrar. . . read more Mon, 29 May 2017 18:47:10 +0200

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