Last Updated: Jul 24, 2014

Iraqi abbot calls for action to ensure local Christians' future

Baghdad, Iraq, Jul 24, 2014 / 11:50 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Following the effective expulsion of Christians from the city of Mosul by Islamists last week, a prominent local abbot has voiced the need for concrete action supporting Christians in Iraq.

Meriam Ibrahim lands in Rome, meets with Pope Francis

Vatican City, Jul 24, 2014 / 07:44 am (EWTN News/CNA).- A young Sudanese woman dismissed of a death sentence for refusing to renounce her Christian faith has arrived to Rome with her family, where they met with Pope Francis a few hours after landing.

El Salvador youth saved from violence by music

San Salvador, El Salvador, Jul 24, 2014 / 03:12 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Nearly 1,000 children and teens who live in violent, crime-ridden areas of El Salvador have turned to the Don Bosco Youth Symphonic Orchestra as an alternative to a life of drugs and conflict.

John Paul I's beatification cause may advance, cardinal says

Belluno, Italy, Jul 24, 2014 / 01:04 am (EWTN News/CNA).- A document advancing the beatification of John Paul I is ready, and will be given to the Congregation for the Causes of Saints this autumn, according to the emeritus Secretary of State.