Last Updated: Sep 21, 2014

Pope Francis: No one can use religion as a pretext for violence

Tirana, Albania, Sep 21, 2014 / 05:02 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis opened his trip to Albania praising the “coexistence” between members of different faiths in the country, while condemning those who “consider themselves to be the 'armour' of God while planning and carrying out acts of violence and oppression.”

Pope Francis to Albanian youth: Where you exist, there is hope

Tirana, Albania, Sep 21, 2014 / 06:02 am (EWTN News/CNA).- After celebrating Mass at Mother Teresa square during his one-day trip to Albania, Pope Francis led the crowds in the angelus prayer, urging the country's young people to live a life fully engaged with Christ.

Vatican announces commission to streamline marriage process

Vatican City, Sep 21, 2014 / 01:09 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis will establish a commission to review the matrimonial process in canon law with the goal of simplifying the procedure while maintaining the indissolubility of marriage, the Holy See Press Office announced Saturday.

Filipinos unite around faith as volcano forces mass evacuations

Legazpi City, Philippines, Sep 20, 2014 / 05:04 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Residents near the restive Mayon volcano in the Philippines are turning to prayer as the mountain begins to erupt, and the nation's Catholic charity agency is preparing to help those whose lives are disrupted.