Legion of Christ responds to ‘Paradise Papers’ claims of offshore accounts

Rome, Italy, Nov 18, 2017 / 08:01 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Reports about the Legion of Christ’s offshore accounts date to the time of its disgraced founder and do not apply to the religious institute today, a spokesman has said. […]

In Syria there are more deaths from lack of healthcare than from bombs

Rome, Italy, Nov 17, 2017 / 12:52 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Though the Syrian civil war has de-escalated in recent months, the Holy See’s nuncio to the country says its problems are far from over, particularly regarding healthcare, with more people dying fr… […]

The story of an underground Catholic priest in China

Madrid, Spain, Nov 17, 2017 / 02:15 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Fr. Joseph of Jesus is a Chinese priest, faithful to the Catholic Church. Life is not easy for Catholics in China. Those who adhere to Rome are persecuted by the Chinese government, which only gr… […]

Pope Francis makes surprise visit to the poor outside St Peter’s Square

Rome, Italy, Nov 16, 2017 / 12:58 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis on Thursday made an unannounced visit to a small makeshift medical center in front of St. Peter’s Square where poor and homeless people are receiving free treatment ahead of this week… […]

Bishops of Africa, Europe voice hope for upcoming summit on youth

Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Nov 16, 2017 / 02:44 am (EWTN News/CNA).- In preparation for the fifth summit of the African Union and the European Union, the Catholic bishops’ conference of both continents issued a joint statement of support. […]

Historic peacebuilding program launches in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Nov 15, 2017 / 02:14 am (EWTN News/CNA).- When Pope Francis visited Bosnia and Herzegovina two years ago, he found a country still healing from a devastating conflict two decades earlier. […]

Australian bishops: Don’t let same-sex marriage limit religious freedom

Sydney, Australia, Nov 15, 2017 / 01:25 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Following a postal survey showing support for same-sex marriage, Australia’s Catholic bishops said that the nation’s laws need to protect those who understand marriage as it has always been v… […]

Pakistani bishops declare Year of the Eucharist

Lahore, Pakistan, Nov 14, 2017 / 02:11 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Amid national challenges, the Pakistani Catholic Bishops’ Conference has announced a “Year of the Eucharist,” to focus on renewal and service. […]

Father Janos Brenner: Hungarian priest and martyr

Szombathely, Hungary, Nov 11, 2017 / 05:03 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Besides the smiling Pope, John Paul I, several other people’s causes advanced towards sainthood this week. Among them is Servant of God János (John) Brenner, a Cistercian Hungarian priest whose martyrdom was acknowledged by Pope Francis this week. […]

Italian nun martyred in Somalia takes step toward beatification

Vatican City, Nov 10, 2017 / 10:14 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- An Italian nun killed in Somalia in 2006 has been officially recognized as a martyr, as Pope Francis moved her cause for beatification forward this week. […]