Last Updated: Jul 23, 2014

Religious liberty 'fundamental' to human dignity, bishops affirm

Baltimore, Md., Jul 22, 2014 / 05:55 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- In a recent interview with EWTN News, Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore reaffirmed religious liberty as a priority for the U.S. bishops, emphasizing its relation to personal dignity and evangelization.

Archbishop Kurtz: Do not forget the power of prayer amid violence

Washington D.C., Jul 23, 2014 / 11:50 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Surrounded by numerous violent conflicts throughout the world, the faithful should not forget the power of prayer, said Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Pope Francis to meet with 20 young Asian leaders

Vatican City, Jul 23, 2014 / 09:22 am (EWTN News/CNA).- During his upcoming apostolic voyage to South Korea Pope Francis is slated to meet with 20 Asian youth during the 2014 Asia Youth Day, including Korean pop-star BoA.

In deadly conflict, Boko Haram captures key Nigerian town

Abuja, Nigeria, Jul 23, 2014 / 03:01 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Islamic militant group Boko Haram has taken control of the northeastern Nigeria town of Damboa in a July 18 attack that killed at least 40 people.