Last Updated: Apr 24, 2014

Doubts increase over Pope's alleged phone call on divorce

Vatican City, Apr 24, 2014 / 06:14 am (EWTN News).- Media frenzy over an alleged phone call Pope Francis made to a divorced and remarried woman allowing her to receive Communion has seen a rise in conflicting details – and has been lamented by the Vatican as causing “confusion.”

Do not be 'afraid of joy,' Pope encourages

Vatican City, Apr 24, 2014 / 12:04 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis rebuked Christians who are “afraid of joy” and “mournful,” encouraging them to remember that Jesus Christ accompanies them.

Gosnell movie fundraiser tops $1.2 million

Los Angeles, Calif., Apr 24, 2014 / 05:08 am (EWTN News/CNA).- A fundraising campaign to create a movie about the notorious Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell has surpassed $1.2 million in donations, more than halfway to its goal.

Ancient Roman church to host English pre-canonization prayer vigil

Rome, Italy, Apr 24, 2014 / 03:30 am (EWTN News/CNA).- On April 26, the evening before the canonizations of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII, English speaking pilgrims from across the globe will gather at San Marco al Campidoglio in Rome.