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Greek Orthodox patriarch: Christians are not strangers in Middle East

Washington D.C., Oct 27, 2017 / 03:58 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Middle Eastern Patriarchs reaffirmed the deep history of Christianity in the Middle East and called for its perseverance into the future at this week's In Defense of Christians summit in Washington, D.C. They called for Western partners

Our Time: Reflections on the Women’s Convention

Atlanta, Ga., Oct 27, 2017 / 03:07 pm (CNA).- Today, October 27, the organizers of January’s historic Women’s March are starting their convention in Detroit with the theme “Reclaiming Our Time.” But while the event was covered in the news, is it really “new” that

Civil, ecclesial leaders of Europe find common ground in their concerns

Vatican City, Oct 27, 2017 / 11:55 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The concern felt by both the Catholic Church and local civil leaders for the future of Europe provides an opportunity for collaboration in creating a better future, a high-level European politician said Friday. “So if we both, political

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Greek Orthodox patriarch: Christians are not strangers in Middle East

Washington D.C., Oct 27, 2017 / 04:58 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Middle Eastern patriarchs reaffirmed the deep history of Christianity in the Middle East and called for its perseverance into the future at this week's In Defense of Christians summit in Washington, D.C.

As Europe faces uncertain future, ambassadors eager to exchange ideas

Vatican City, Oct 27, 2017 / 03:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Ahead of a Vatican conference exploring the future of the European Union, several ambassadors to the Holy See have said the event is a prime opportunity to share ideas with those who are beyond their usual circles. And the Church, they

Vice President Pence promises direct US aid to persecuted Christians

Washington D.C., Oct 26, 2017 / 04:08 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- US Vice President Mike Pence’s promises Wednesday of better aid for persecuted Christians and others in the Middle East has drawn praise from Supreme Knight Carl Anderson of the Knights of Columbus. Pence addressed In Defense of

Awaiting hearing, Georgetown pro-marriage group draws support from Catholic leaders

Washington D.C., Oct 26, 2017 / 03:01 pm (CNA).- A pro-marriage student group at Georgetown University has drawn support from prominent Catholic scholars, after a student petition accused the group of promoting intolerance. Love Saxa is a pro-marriage student group at Georgetown, which faces an

Trump declares opioid crisis a public health emergency

Washington D.C., Oct 26, 2017 / 02:57 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- President Donald Trump on Thursday declared the U.S. opioid crisis a public health emergency, calling federal government agencies to focus their resources on finding solutions to the growing problem. “We can be the generation that

Pope talks meaning of life in call with Space Station astronauts

Vatican City, Oct 26, 2017 / 12:53 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis conversed with astronauts orbiting earth on the International Space Station on Thursday, discussing questions as diverse as man’s place in the universe, the fragility of life and the planet, and international cooperation.