Last Updated: Nov 24, 2015

Chicago Catholic cemeteries give a proper burial to those who died on the fringes

Chicago, Ill., Nov 24, 2015 / 05:04 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Chicagoís Catholic cemeteries have helped bury the bodies of about 200 unidentified and unclaimed persons in recent years. One of the priests involved has stressed the importance of reducing homelessness and of mourning those who have no one to pray for them.

Africa's bishops offer Pope Francis prayers and a warm welcome

Accra, Ghana, Nov 24, 2015 / 06:21 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Ahead of the papal visit to Africa, the continentís bishops have sent Francis a message of welcome. They emphasized the importance of the family in African society and the need for peace in regions suffering terrorism and violent conflict.

Trial begins for five accused in second 'Vatileaks' case

Vatican City, Nov 24, 2015 / 12:31 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- On Tuesday a preliminary hearing of the five individuals accused of leaking and disseminating confidential financial documents was held in the Vatican, with the next hearing set to begin Nov. 30.

Pope names first Catholic bishop to oversee Anglican ordinariate

Vatican City, Nov 24, 2015 / 09:56 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis has appointed Msgr. Steven Lopes, a Catholic priest from California, as the new bishop who will head the Anglican Ordinariate in the United States and Canada.