Washington Archbishop Says We Live in 'Age of Challenge'
Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, is calling on Catholics to live their Christian identity in public as well as in their own spiritual lives. The cardinal on Sunday issueda pastoral letter,Being Catholic Today:Catholic Identity in an Age of Challenge(en Español).The cardinal notes that a key ...
Prelate says this is first time authorities have been able to save the people and their homes
This report is contributed byJohn Newton andMarta Petrosillo of Aid to the Church in Need. * * * The Christian quarter of Lahore was attacked by a mob after a mentally handicapped man was accused of desecrating theQur’an. Young Christian man Humayun Faisal Masih was accused of blasphemy after burning so...
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An article in Monday’s edition presented a quote of Pope Francis that misrepresented what he said. The article, regarding a video message the Holy Father sent to an ecumenical event in Arizona, has been corrected. ZENIT regrets the error.
Fourteen Dead and Hundreds Wounded as Rescue Efforts Continue in Acuña City
Pope Francis offered his prayers for those who died in Mexico following a tornado that struck Acuña City on Monday. In a message to Bishop Alonso Garza Treviño of Piedras Negras, the Holy Father encouraged "civil and ecclesial institutions, as well as people of good will to provide help to those who have lost th...
Quote for May 27th
"He who would climb to a lofty height must go by steps, not leaps."
-- Pope Gregory the Great in a letter to St. Augustine of Canterbury
Lack of resources, low agricultural productivity and climate change among challenges highlighted
A major independent survey of Caritas groups around the world points to the best way to end hunger – help small farmers, especially as they try to adapt to the changing climate. The survey …read more
Says Medallion and Encouragement to Palestinian President is Invitation to Commit to Peace
Pope Francis' invitation to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to become "an angel of peace" has made headlines around the world. The Pope said those words while presenting a medallion with …read more
Fifteen years ago, a Claretian priest was violently killed and now his community is commemorating his life. According to Fides, in the southern Philippines'Basilan community, Bishop Martin …read more
Receives Group of Religious in Rome For Yesterday's Canonization
Pope Francis received a group of Carmelite religious from Bethlehem and Sisters of the Rosary from Jerusalem, who were in Rome for yesterday's canonization. Among the four blesseds canonized …read more
Discusses His Involvement in Vatican Initiative to Bring Attention to Beauty of Families
Widely considered one of the greatest singing talents in the world today, Andrea Bocelliwill bring attention to the beauty of the family in a Vatican-launched initiative. Having sold more …read more
The Extraordinary Holy Year of Mercy Will Begin on December 8th, 2015
Pope Francis presided this morning over a meeting with the prefects and presidents of the various Congregations and Pontifical Councils of the Holy See. According to the Vatican, the private …read more
Dominican Sister Diana Momeka of Mosul, Iraq, tells House Foreign Affairs Committee that three needs are urgent
Sister Diana Momeka, OP Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena, Mosul, Iraq appeared before the House Foreign Affairs Committee last week to testify about ancient communities under …read more
On Saturday, Pope Francis met with consecrated men and women of the Diocese of Rome. The Pope answered questions posed to him by some of those taking part in the meeting. Here is a ZENIT …read more