Last Updated: Oct 18, 2017

Central Americans fleeing violence can't return home yet, bishops warn

Washington D.C., Oct 18, 2017 / 06:04 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- As a temporary immigration permit program for families fleeing violence in Honduras and El Salvador is set to expire, the U.S. bishops warn that requiring immigrants to return to unsafe countries is unjust.

Assisted suicide legislation advances in Australia's Victoria state

Melbourne, Australia, Oct 18, 2017 / 05:41 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- American-inspired legislation to legalize assisted suicide has advanced in the Australian state of Victoria, leading critics to worry that it abandons the vulnerable.

Philippines mourns Cardinal Vidal, who leaves a legacy of service

Cebu City, Philippines, Oct 18, 2017 / 02:36 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Cardinal Ricardo Vidal, who was Archbishop of Cebu from 1982 to 2010 and a leading Catholic figure in the fall of Filipino dictator Ferdinand Marcos, died Wednesday at the age of 86.

Kidnapped priest in Nigeria released, doing well

Benin City, Nigeria, Oct 18, 2017 / 11:54 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Fr. Maurizio Pallų, an Italian missionary who was kidnapped in southern Nigeria last week, was freed Tuesday.