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Two years later, aunt of drowned refugee child pleads for action
Nov 20, 2017 - 04:20 pm
  • “We're still grieving” – these are the words of Tima Kurdi, the aunt of the young refugee boy who captured the world’s attention when he drowned trying to cross the Aegean Sea two years ago.
Where the revolution has led: an interview with Mary Eberstadt
Nov 20, 2017 - 03:00 pm
  • Catholic author Mary Eberstadt is a senior fellow of the Faith & Reason Institute, and the author of several best-selling books, including Adam and Eve After the Pill and How the West Really Lost God.  In the Nov. 6 issue of The Weekly Standard, Eberstadt published “The Primal ...
Curia reform: Pope Francis reorganizes Vatican Secretariat of State
Nov 20, 2017 - 01:00 pm
  • Pope Francis has established a third section, or department, of the Secretariat of State of the Holy See, which reportedly began its operations Nov. 9. The new section is named “Section for the Diplomatic Staff,” and is tasked with overseeing the Holy See’s diplomatic corps, stationed around the ...
Pope mourns death of Cardinal Montezemolo, long-time Vatican diplomat
Nov 20, 2017 - 11:05 am
  • Pope Francis sent a telegram Monday for the death of long-time Vatican diplomat Cardinal Andrea Cordero Lanza di Montezemolo, who died in Rome Sunday at the age of 92.
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Pope writes preface for diaconate book
  • (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has written the preface to a new book that contains his various pronouncements on the vocation to the diaconate which he says is “primarily realized in the service of the poor.” The book by the Reverend Enzo Petrolino, a deacon from the diocese of Reggio ...
Pope pays tribute to "zealous" cardinal
  • (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has sent a telegram of condolence to the sister of Italian Cardinal Andrea Cordero Lanza di Montezemolo, a “zealous pastor” who died on Sunday at the age of 92. The message praised the Cardinal for his work as a papal nuncio in several countries and ...
Pope addresses Italian road and railway police
  • While commending Italy’s police force for ensuring the safety and security of those travelling by road and train, Pope Francis on Monday called on them to also inculcate humanity, uprightness ‎and “mercy”.  ‎  The Pope met some 100 top leaders and officials of Italy’s road police that celebrating ...
UNICEF: Despite progress, 180 million children face bleaker prospects than their parents
  • UNICEF observed World Children’s Day on Monday,  with global children’s ‘take-overs’ to give children their own platform to help save children’s lives, fight for their rights and fulfil their potential. This day also  marks the anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the rights of the child ...