Last Updated: Oct 22, 2016

'Confess-a-thon' returns to Colombian mall, draws 120 priests

Bogotá, Colombia, Oct 22, 2016 / 06:20 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- For two days this week, a shopping mall in Bogota, Colombia was transformed into a “Confess-a-thon,” as 120 priests administered the Sacrament of Reconciliation to shoppers and those passing by.

Holy See and Benin sign agreement on Church’s legal status

Cotonou, Benin, Oct 22, 2016 / 05:05 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The Holy See and the Republic of Benin have signed an agreement formally recognizing the legal status of the Catholic Church in the country, guaranteeing the Church’s ability to carry out her mission in service of the common good.

Castel Gandolfo, the summer home of Popes, opens to the public

Castel Gandolfo, Italy, Oct 22, 2016 / 01:04 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Used for centuries as a private summer residence for Popes, the Apostolic Palace in Castel Gandolfo has now been opened to the public. Visitors may access rooms where Popes have died and where some 50 babies were born during the Second World War.

Pope Francis: Where are vocations from? An encounter with God

Vatican City, Oct 21, 2016 / 04:54 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- When it comes to promoting vocations in the Church, Pope Francis said it all begins with an encounter with God – and that pastoral ministry in the area should focus on listening to youth and being there to answer their questions.