Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag and her family were received by the pontiff at his home for a 30-minute meeting in which he thanked her for her 'courageous testament of faith' and her 'tenacity', the Vatican said in a statement.
Militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the jihadist group that now controls one-fourth of Syria and 40% of Iraq, stormed a Syrian Catholic monastery on July 20 and expelled the monks.
Here and now we must be Heroes.
It has been nearly two years since my last relationship ended, but I have not been able to get over the hurt. My prayers have become pleas to God to help me trust again. How can I allow myself to trust someone again?
As we look around our parishes many of us might find ourselves becoming discouraged at the ageing congregation and the lack of youth attendance. For those of us who have been moved to do something about it, we’ve probably wondered what can be done: what will bring young people back to the Church?
Justice and Peace Council President Speaks to ZENIT About Government Aid, Curial Reform, Possible Papal Trip to Africa and Pope's Views on Economy
South Korean Catholic officials have renewed a request for North Korea to send about 10 Catholics to a mass to be celebrated by Pope Francis during his August visit to Seoul, a Catholic official said yesterday.
This blog highlights in a humorous the way Catholics feel when they read a Pope Francis headline where his words are taken out of context by the secular media.
What are the odds that the countries of origin of both Pope Emeritus Benedict and Pope Francis would make it to the World Cup Final? Catholics around the world are making the most of this opportunity to evangelize with some humorous photoshopped images of both Popes praying for the win of their own countries team.
Did you know the Month of July is dedicated to the most precious blood of Christ? You can pray this beautiful litany during the month of July.
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