Last Updated: Dec 20, 2014

A sign of hope; Christmas tree illuminates St. Peter's Square

Vatican City, Dec 19, 2014 / 07:05 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The 83-foot Italian tree in St. Peter's Square was lit for the first time this season at the unveiling of the Vatican's nativity scene, which Pope Francis called a sign of “light, hope and love” for the world.

Pregnant on campus – new website offers information, resources

Washington D.C., Dec 20, 2014 / 09:50 am (EWTN News/CNA).- A new website is being launched to help pregnant college students find the help they need to stay in school and have their child.

Fr Lombardi's 'Ten Commandments' for Catholic communications

Rome, Italy, Dec 19, 2014 / 05:01 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- “To communicate is to unify” is the first of the “Ten Words of Communication” that Fr. Federico Lombardi, director of the Holy See press office, described in a lecture given Nov. 24 at the Pontifical Salesian University in Rome.

Boko Haram suspected in reported kidnapping of 200

Abuja, Nigeria, Dec 19, 2014 / 01:52 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Nigerian gunmen suspected to be with the militant Islamist group Boko Haram reportedly killed 35 people and kidnapped about 200 young men, women and children in northeast Nigeria on Sunday.