Last Updated: Sep 30, 2014

Hundreds gather as pastor's Iranian imprisonment reaches two years

Washington D.C., Sep 30, 2014 / 05:02 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Hundreds of advocates gathered Sept. 25 in Washington, D.C., to pray for the release of American pastor Saeed Abedini, who has now been imprisoned in Iran for the past two years.

Spanish missionary succumbs to Ebola

Madrid, Spain, Sep 30, 2014 / 02:58 pm (EWTN News).- Spanish missionary Brother Manuel Garcia Viejo passed away after contracting the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone and being transported to the Carlos III Hospital in Madrid, Europa Press reports.

New bishop of Salford, England accepts appointment with trepidation

Westminster, England, Sep 30, 2014 / 02:48 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Bishop John Arnold, who was appointed Tuesday as Bishop of Salford, said that while the move will be a new experience for him, he will seek to serve his new Church in missionary discipleship.

Vatican spurns UN child committee's call for changes to canon law

Vatican City, Sep 30, 2014 / 01:09 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The Holy See has rejected the United Nations' Committtee on the Rights of the Child's call for changes to canon law, and has formally criticized the group for a “grave misunderstanding” of the Holy See's sovereignty.