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Friday, April 7, 2017

US leaders tell persecuted believers: 'You are not alone'

US leaders tell persecuted believers: 'You are not alone'

By Matt Hadro
Religious freedom advocates at the United States capitol on Thursday sent a message of solidarity to all those imprisoned or tortured for their religious beliefs.

Irish abortion group returns Soros money – but big questions linger

By Kevin Jones
Facing legal scrutiny over foreign funding of efforts to fight Ireland’s anti-abortion law, a pro-abortion rights group has returned a $25,000 grant to billionaire George Soros’ Open Society Foundations.

In Aleppo, Christians find protection in the world's prayers

By María Ximena Rondón
The attitude of Christians in Aleppo seems to have improved since Syrian government forces re-took the city, and they believe the prayers of Christians abroad have helped them, one religious sister reports.

Pope Francis will visit a prison on Holy Thursday

This Holy Thursday, Pope Francis will wash the feet of prison inmates and say Mass at their penitentiary.

Catholic Church grows as Americas, Europe trail in priestly vocations

By Hannah Brockhaus
According to Vatican statistics released Thursday, the Church in the Americas lags behind globally when it comes to the number of seminarians per number of Catholics.

Priest who met three saints named auxiliary bishop of Seattle

By Hannah Brockhaus
On Thursday, the Vatican announced that Pope Francis has chosen Msgr. Daniel H. Mueggenborg, a priest of the Diocese of Tulsa, to be an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Seattle.

Vatican approves special Fatima feast day for the Traditional Latin Mass

The Vatican office which governs the use of the extraordinary form of the Roman rite has given priests permission to say a special Mass for the feast of Our Lady of Fatima this year, noting the importance of the apparition's centenary.

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