Last Updated: Feb 10, 2016

A chat with Joseph Fiennes – star of historical thriller 'Risen'

Rome, Italy, Feb 10, 2016 / 05:02 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The lead actor of “Risen,” a film told through the eyes of a Roman soldier who is forced to confront the resurrection of Christ, calls it a story for believers and nonbelievers alike – notwithstanding its strong Christian themes.

Lent is a time of pruning and reconciliation, Pope Francis says

Vatican City, Feb 10, 2016 / 12:24 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- In his Ash Wednesday homily, Pope Francis said that Lent is the perfect time to let go of selfish and indifferent attitudes, returning to God with the help of prayer, penance and acts of charity.

Cover sinners with the blanket of mercy, Pope Francis tells priests

Vatican City, Feb 09, 2016 / 05:03 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis met with 650 of the 1,000 priests who've been chosen as Missionaries of Mercy, telling them to show the tenderness of God’s love to those who confess to them during the Jubliee.

Cardinal council wraps up prep work on new Vatican departments

Vatican City, Feb 09, 2016 / 04:33 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- As Pope Francis' ongoing process of reform continues to move forward, his council of advisers have finished their proposals for two new Vatican departments, which would merge several others together.