During his upcoming trip to Mexico, Pope Francis has asked that he be allowed to take a short break from his hectic schedule to have a few minutes alone with the tilma of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani met with Pope Francis for 40 minutes yesterday while on a state visit to Italy where authorities angered citizens by covering up statues of nude subjects to avoid offending the Iranian leader.
Pope Francis has instructed the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments to allow women to participate in the traditional foot washing ceremony which takes place in the Holy Thursday liturgy, a ritual once open to just men and boys.
News is breaking this morning of the razing of the oldest Christian monastery in Iraq by ISIS jihadists at the same time that police in Jerusalem say they have arrested a 16 year-old for allegedly scrawling anti-Christian graffiti on a wall of the church where many believe Jesus celebrated the Last Supper.
A noted scholar from the University of Steubenville is using solid data to challenge the prevailing view that the Catholic Church in America is in decline and proves that the opposite is true – for the orthodox.
In the same country where a Catholic bishop was told by Jesus to pray the Rosary for the defeat of the Islamist terrorist group, Boko Haram, a Nigerian tycoon has courageously erected a 40-ton marble statue of Jesus to bring the message of peace to his embattled nation.