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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.

Guam archdiocese adopts more stringent child protection policies

Hagatna, Guam, Oct 26, 2017 / 07:01 am (EWTN News/CNA).- The Archdiocese of Agaña last week adopted a new policy on child protection, following a child sex abuse scandal which has implicated the former archbishop and other clerics.

Guam archdiocese adopts more stringent child protection policies

Hagatna, Guam, Oct 26, 2017 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Archdiocese of Agaña last week adopted a new policy on child protection, following a child sex abuse scandal which has implicated the former archbishop and other clerics. The recently-installed Coadjutor Archbishop of Agaña,

Vice President Pence promises direct US aid to persecuted Christians

Washington D.C., Oct 26, 2017 / 05:08 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- 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.

"The world needs to know that I don’t 'suffer' from Down syndrome"

Vatican City, Oct 26, 2017 / 03:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In her own words, Bridget Brown is “a self-advocate, an inclusion advocate, an actress… and a young woman with Down syndrome.” She also loves her life and wants others to know that each and every person is precious.

Trump declares opioid crisis a public health emergency

Washington D.C., Oct 26, 2017 / 03:57 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- 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.