Last Updated: Jul 31, 2014

Religious freedom nominee's record prompts worry

Washington D.C., Jul 31, 2014 / 06:10 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The announcement that Rabbi David Saperstein is being tapped as the next U.S. ambassador for global religious freedom has drawn concern based on his recent statements on the issue at home.

Resolution introduced to protect persecuted Christians in Iraq

Washington D.C., Jul 31, 2014 / 09:02 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Congressional representatives have introduced a resolution to protect persecuted Christians and other minorities in Iraq, as Islamist militants consolidate control over portions of the country's northwest.

Vatican announces desire for more restrained sign of peace at Mass

Vatican City, Jul 31, 2014 / 06:01 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The Congregation for Divine Worship, in a recent circular letter, announced that the placement of the sign of peace within Mass will not change, though it suggested several ways the rite could be performed with greater dignity.

Vatican releases schedule for Pope's trip to Albania

Vatican City, Jul 31, 2014 / 08:46 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis will make a one-day trip to Albania in September, during which he is slated to meet with local authorities, priests and religious as well as children from charitable institutions.