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Pope Francis, Spanish bishops offer prayers after Barcelona terrorist attack.

Barcelona, Spain, Aug 17, 2017 / 11:04 am .- Catholic leaders voiced prayers for victims after a van sped into a crowd of people in the Las Ramblas tourist area of Barcelona on Thursday, killing at least 13 and injuring dozens more. “The Holy Father has learned with great concern what is happening in Barcelona,” ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Pope prays for victims, rescue workers of Sierra Leone mudslide.

Vatican City, Aug 16, 2017 / 07:54 am .- With hundreds dead and nearly 600 more still missing as a result of a giant mudslide that ravished Sierra Leone's capital, Pope Francis has prayed for the victims, their families and rescue workers providing relief to those affected. “Deeply saddened by the devastating ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

How the Pope's Paraguay trip inspired a children's charity.

Asunción, Paraguay, Aug 17, 2017 / 12:03 am .- In the wake of Pope Francis' 2015 trip to Paraguay, a local charity was founded in order to help feed dozens of children whose parents struggle to make ends meet. The “Pope Francis Children's Dining Hall” belonging to the Virgin of the Rosary Parish in the Diocese ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Video: Ivorians celebrate Feast of Assumption in world's largest church.

Built as a gigantic replica of St Peter's in Rome, Yamoussoukro's Basilica of Our Lady of Peace is largely empty on most days. But on August 15, thousands gather inside the extravagant domed complex to celebrate the Feast of the Assumption.

- France24 - FR

In Christ, Mary brings new joy and meaning to mankind, Pope says.

Vatican City, Aug 15, 2017 / 04:26 am .- On the Feast of the Assumption, Pope Francis said that in bringing Christ to the world, Mary also provides the joy and grace of her Son, which not only sustain us in difficulty, but are primarily intended for the weak and humble. “Carrying Jesus, the Madonna also brings us a ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Australian bishops oppose forcing priests to reveal details of confession.

Vatican City, Aug 14, 2017 / 07:20 am .- The bishops of Australia have indicated that they will resist the Royal Commission's proposal that priests be legally obligated to disclose details of sexual abuse revealed in the confessional, facing criminal charges if they don't. “Confession in the Catholic Church is a ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

BJP chief showed no disrespect: Seer.

Adichunchanagiri seer Nirmalanandanatha Swami on Monday came out in defence of BJP national president Amit Shah, clarifying that he did not do anything to show disrespect."While I was with disciples, Shah was in our office engaged in a conversation with Sri Paramatmananda Saraswati Swami. In accordance with his habit, Shah ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Pope Francis Warns Against Consulting 'Horoscopes and Fortune-Tellers'.

When Christians seek guidance from horoscopes and fortune-tellers rather than holding fast to the Word of the Lord,' that's when problems start, Pope Francis told a group of pilgrims in the Vatican Sunday.

- Breitbart - US

Trust in Christ – not in horoscopes, Pope Francis says.

Vatican City, Aug 13, 2017 / 04:41 am .- On Sunday Pope Francis repeated a message he often has, warning against putting one's trust in horoscopes and fortune telling rather than Christ, who is the only true security that gets us through times of trial and darkness. Pointing to how Peter begins to sink when walking toward ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Pope orders Belgian religious group to stop offering euthanasia to patients.

Vatican City, Aug 10, 2017 / 10:16 am .- Pope Francis is cracking down on a Belgian Brothers of Charity-run organization, giving the group until the end of August to stop offering euthanasia to patients in their psychiatric centers. In addition, each of the religious brothers serving on the board of the Brothers of Charity ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Pope Francis wades in on sea bed mining decision.

The decision to mine iron sand off the Taranaki coast has reached all the way to the landlocked Vatican City.

- Stuff - NZ

President Trump's Evangelical Advisers Seek to Tamp Down Vatican Criticism

Evangelical advisers of President Trump have requested a meeting with Pope Francis to quell criticism from Vatican allies over the political direction of American Catholics. The dispute began when a Catholic and a Presbyterian leader close to the pontiff accused conservative American Catholics of forming a Christian ...

- TIME Magazine - US

President Trump's Evangelical Advisers Seek to Tamp Down Vatican Criticism

Evangelical advisers of President Trump have requested a meeting with Pope Francis to quell criticism from Vatican allies over the political direction of American Catholics. The dispute began when two Catholic leaders close to the pontiff accused conservative American Catholics of forming a Christian alliance of ...

- TIME Magazine - US

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