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We go to Belgium first where a group of health centers run by a Catholic religious order has announced that it will permit doctors to undertake medical suicide of “non-terminal” mentally ill patients in its facilities. The Brothers of Charity Group stated that it would allow doctors to perform euthanasia in any of its 15 ...read more
Let’s first begin in Rome, where the Pope addressed the pilgrims at his weekly General Audience. He spoke of his visit to Egypt and reaffirmed his mutual commitment to unity and prayed for the victims of the recent attacks. Here now is the summary direct from Rome. As many as 16,000 displaced people filled St. ...read more
So it seems, The Pope’s historic, 72-hour visit to Cairo last weekend has left a profound mark on Egyptians. And according to local Catholic leaders, and they anticipate increased ties with fellow Orthodox Christians and Muslims as a result of it. Father Rafic Greiche, spokesman for the Egyptian bishops told CNS that The Pope’s visit ...read more
What a whirlwind weekend it was for the Pope who immediately after his Apostolic trip to Egypt, was back at it and addressed the pilgrims at St.Peter’s Square for his weekly Regina Coeli address. But first, let’s have a quick at what was perhaps the most significant ecumenical event during the Pope’s visit to Cairo. ...read more
The big news for the day is the Pope’s trip to Egypt tomorrow. This is a historic trip to a country that has very recently suffered very serious and deliberate attacks against its Christian community. David Leross has preview of the Pope’s agenda. Now, this Papal trip to Egypt is very significant for a number of ...read more
Lets start in Rome today where the Pope just released a video message of consolation and encouragement to the peoples of Egypt on the eve of his historic visit to Cairo later this week. Let’s have a look Of  course we’ll bring you coverage of this trip. Our broadcast details will be available soon so ...read more
Let’s start in Rome today where On the Sunday of Divine Mercy, The Pope reiterated the importance of the experience of mercy, as the “concrete” form in which we give visibility to the resurrection of Jesus. The pontiff noted that Saint John Paul II established a special celebration of the Divine Mercy to remember the ...read more
In addition to the Pope’s upcoming trip to Egypt this month, and a trip to Portugal in May, the Vatican has announced that the Pope will visit the northern Italian cities of Chesena and Bologna in October. This pastoral visit coincides with the 300th anniversary of the birth of Pope Pius 6th who was Pope ...read more
Let’s begin in Rome today where the Pope addressed the pilgrims at his weekly General Audience. Reflecting on 1 Cor 15, the Pope said that the Risen Christ is the hope of Christians, since his resurrection is the event that grounds our faith. Here’s the summary from Rome. In France, you may recall Fr. Jacques Hamel ...read more
On May 23, 2000, Pope John Paul II granted the Universal Church the Feast of the Divine Mercy to be celebrated on the second Sunday of Easter each year. Since then, The Divine Mercy has become one of the fastest growing devotions in the Church, especially among young Catholics. This year, Divine Mercy Sunday will be celebrated ...read more