Last Updated: Feb 9, 2016

Amid religious freedom concerns, relief over Indiana bill's failure

Indianapolis, Ind., Feb 08, 2016 / 05:23 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- An Indiana anti-discrimination bill failed in the state senate because it would have proved disastrous for religious freedom, one legal expert has said.

High-ranking American in Vatican 'humbled' by appointment as nuncio

Vatican City, Feb 09, 2016 / 04:07 am (EWTN News/CNA).- On Tuesday it was announced that Pope Francis has appointed Msgr. Peter Bryan Wells, the highest ranking American in the Vatican Secretariat of State, as his new ambassador to South Africa and Botswana.

Pope Francis grieves over victims of Taiwan earthquake

Vatican City, Feb 08, 2016 / 04:38 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis sent his condolences to those affected by a deadly earthquake which struck the southern Taiwanese city of Tainan on Saturday, causing a building collapse that has killed dozens of people.

Vatican financial reform aims to help the Church do its job better

Vatican City, Feb 07, 2016 / 06:23 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The Vatican’s recent financial reforms have the common good – not just efficiency – as their end, said an economist on the Holy See’s financial council.