Last Updated: Sep 16, 2014

No scandal here: How the 20 couples married by Pope Francis were legit

Vatican City, Sep 15, 2014 / 06:05 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis’ witnessing of marriages between Catholics who cohabited or who have had annulments is not a change, but is part of the Church’s effort to bring people to Jesus Christ, said two experts on Christian marriage.

Death toll rises in Central African violence

Bangui, Central African Republic, Sep 16, 2014 / 03:28 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Thousands more people have died in ongoing violence in the Central African Republic since December, and many more of the dead may never be counted, new estimates suggest.

Leeds' new bishop: 'I have longed and longed to be with you'

Leeds, United Kingdom, Sep 16, 2014 / 01:15 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Msgr. Marcus Stock, who was appointed Monday as Bishop of Leeds, England, has said in a message to his new flock that his motto as a bishop will be taken from Christ's words at the Last Supper, “I have longed and longed to be with you.”

Thousands attend annual healing service in Sri Lanka

Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sep 15, 2014 / 09:04 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The annual “Day for the Sick” held by the Archdiocese of Colombo recently drew more than 5,000 Sri Lankan faithful to the Basilica of Our Lady of Lanka for a service led the Cardinal Ranjith.