Last Updated: Mar 29, 2015

History, truth, and politics: Researcher seeks to clear the record on Junipero Serra

Los Angeles, Calif., Mar 29, 2015 / 05:22 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- California missionary Father Junipero Serra’s canonization is “long overdue,” says a university professor concerned that the priest’s history has been politicized and misrepresented.

Church in Cuba enters new era with thaw of US diplomatic relations

Havana, Cuba, Mar 28, 2015 / 05:03 pm (EWTN News).- As the fifty year economic embargo and diplomatic isolation between the U.S. and Cuba comes to a close, the thaw of their historically icy relationship could have more than just social and cultural implications.

On 500th birthday, St. Teresa of Avila remains strong witness of consecrated life, says Pope

Vatican City, Mar 28, 2015 / 02:56 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- On the 500th anniversary of St. Teresa of Avila's birth, Pope Francis praised the Spanish mystic and reformer for her witness of self-gift to God, as well as her particular relevance during this Year of Consecrated Life.

Pope praises deceased Assyrian patriarch as wise pastor, ecumenical leader

Vatican City, Mar 28, 2015 / 12:15 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis has sent a telegram of condolences following the death of Catholicos Dinkha IV, patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East, describing him as an “important spiritual leader, a courageous and wise pastor.”