Last Updated: Aug 1, 2015

New Armenian Catholic patriarch pulled from retirement to take the reins

Beirut, Lebanon, Aug 01, 2015 / 04:04 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- In a rare move, the Armenian Catholic Church has pulled their new patriarch from out of retirement to take on the role as their new head. Church leaders cited his energy and authority as necessary when dealing with current issues, particularly those in the Middle East.

Promote the common good and give workers a raise, Catholic leaders tell Congress

Washington D.C., Jul 31, 2015 / 06:31 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Catholic leaders are calling on Congress to raise the minimum wage, for the good of low-wage workers and their families.

A new step in thawing relations between China and the Holy See?

Vatican City, Jul 31, 2015 / 03:02 am (EWTN News/CNA).- In a tiny victory for Vatican-Chinese rapprochement, China's government now recognizes seminary studies and allows seminarians to continue their education in a state university should they leave.

Catholic religious in Asia seek to reinvigorate the Church

Bangkok, Thailand, Jul 30, 2015 / 09:42 pm (EWTN News).- Consecrated religious and other Catholics in Asia felt renewed and enthusiastic after a major symposium in Thailand on vowed religious and evangelization in an Asian context.