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April 04, 2021
Pope Francis noted the restrictions under which Christians in many parts of the world – owing to the pandemic and other reasons – are worshipping this Easter. “Once again this year,” Pope Francis said, “in various places many Christians have celebrated Easter under severe restrictions and, at times, without being able to attend liturgical celebrations.”
March 07, 2021
The Pope returns to Baghdad and departs for Rome Monday, having wound up what will be seen as a highly successful four-day historic pilgrimage.
March 07, 2021
"We know that through your prayers you continue to urge this broken world and this broken land to a time of peace, humility and prosperity," Archbishop Warda said, "with dignity of life and purpose for all."
March 07, 2021
"Today," said Pope Francis in his homily, "I can see at first hand that the Church in Iraq is alive, that Christ is alive and at work in this, his holy and faithful people."
March 07, 2021
Pope Francis’s message was simple and direct: “You are not alone,” he said. “The entire Church is close to you, with prayers and concrete charity.”
January 13, 2021
Led by an English priest, Msgr. Richard Barry-Doyle, one initiative in particular raised awareness, funds and eyebrows throughout the United States. Msgr. Barry-Doyle’s “Call of the East” packed music halls and theaters. Later incorporated in Pennsylvania as The Catholic Near East Welfare Association, the new outfit sought to raise funds to help address the many needs of the endangered Eastern churches and the people they served.
January 09, 2021
Powerful aftershocks have continued to rock central Croatia after the earthquake on 29 December, which struck roughly 30 miles southeast of Zagreb and measured 6.4 on the Richter scale.
December 30, 2020
"Helped by the international community,” Pope Francis said, “I hope that the country's leaders might be able to quickly alleviate the suffering of the dear population.”