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Updated: February 11th, 2016
Pope expresses joy after meeting Russian Orthodox patriarch
CINDY WOODEN, Catholic News Service
Saturday, 13 February 2016
ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT FROM HAVANA (CNS)—Though their differences are recognizable and real, Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill of Moscow emphasized their obligation as Christians and as bishops to encourage collaboration among Christians and charity for all who suffer. "I fe...
CINDY WOODEN, Catholic News Service
Friday, 12 February 2016
ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT TO HAVANA (CNS)—Making his 12th trip abroad, Pope Francis was accustomed to collecting interview requests, notes and gifts from the journalists who travel on the plane with him. But his flight to Cuba Feb. 12 had a uniq...
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE
Thursday, 11 February 2016
WASHINGTON (CNS)—What do a new social media campaign, a new fundraiser and new features for a popular app have in common? Launched by different Catholic organizations for Lent, the three efforts aim to help Catholics enrich their Lenten prayer...
LAURIE STEVENS BERTKE, Special to the Chronicle
Wednesday, 10 February 2016
TANZANIA—Fleeing the threat of mutilation, rape or even death, the children arrive at the Institute of Hope sanctuary from the outlying villages accompanied by frightened parents or guardians seeking their protection. The lives of these childr...
CAROL GLATZ, Catholic News Service
Wednesday, 10 February 2016
VATICAN CITY (CNS)—Pope Francis named Msgr. Peter B. Wells, a native of Tulsa, Oklahoma, as the next papal nuncio to South Africa and Botswana. The longtime deputy chief of staff at the Vatican's Secretariat of State will be ordained archbisho...
CINDY WOODEN Catholic News Service
Tuesday, 09 February 2016
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis is scheduled to have more than two hours alone with Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill of Moscow in Cuba in addition to signing a declaration with the patriarch before flying on to Mexico for a Feb. 12-17 visit. The...
CINDY WOODEN Catholic News Service
Monday, 08 February 2016
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- After almost three decades of tense Catholic-Russian Orthodox relations, Pope Francis will meet Patriarch Kirill of Moscow Feb. 12 in Cuba on the pope's way to Mexico. It will be the first-ever meeting of a pope and Moscow patr...
ROSE ROCCISANO BARTO, Special to the Chronicle
Sunday, 07 February 2016
TOLEDO—Gina Layman was helping move the family store from one location to another when she realized she wanted to someday be in charge. Her two uncles had retired and her father, Charles, was the last remaining family owner of Reger’s Ch...
JUNNO AROCHO ESTEVES Catholic News Service
Sunday, 07 February 2016
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Tomorrow's priests and bishops must be good pastors and not just good scholars, said the secretary of seminaries at the Congregation for Clergy. "The vocation is meant to be liv...
SUEANN HOWELL Catholic News Service
Saturday, 06 February 2016
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (CNS) -- Middle linebacker Luke Kuechly of the Carolina Panthers, the team going up against the Denver Broncos in the Feb. 7 Super Bowl, credits his parents and his Catholic faith for ...
JUNNO AROCHO ESTEVES Catholic News Service
Thursday, 04 February 2016
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- In a video message one week before his apostolic visit, Pope Francis asked the people of Mexico for some time alone during his visit to pray before the image of Our Lady of Guada...
CINDY WOODEN Catholic News Service
Wednesday, 03 February 2016
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- An encounter with Jesus changes people's lives, and that should be especially noticeable in those who are consecrated completely to serving God, the church and others, Pope Franc...
CAROL GLATZ Catholic News Service
Tuesday, 02 February 2016
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Respond to the crisis of vocations with intensified prayer, not despair or a lax admissions process, Pope Francis told women and men religious. He said he is tempted to lose hop...