Last Updated: Dec 3, 2016

Pope Francis' letter to dying girl read aloud at her funeral

Vatican City, Dec 03, 2016 / 07:07 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis has again captured the hearts of the world, with a tear-jerking letter to a young Italian girl dying from cancer, which was read aloud at the girl’s funeral once she passed away.

Supreme Court justices appear skeptical of Texas' death penalty standards

Washington D.C., Dec 02, 2016 / 05:11 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in a death penalty case that could determine the fate of a man whom lawyers say is intellectually disabled.

Pope Francis meets U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at the Vatican

Vatican City, Dec 02, 2016 / 09:58 am (EWTN News/CNA).- While he was in town for a global meeting on the crisis in the Mediterranean region, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry stopped by the Vatican for a meeting with Pope Francis that likely centered largely on the challenges of migration.

Nun killed in Democratic Republic of Congo

Rome, Italy, Dec 02, 2016 / 08:02 am (EWTN News/CNA).- A nun in the Democratic Republic of Congo was murdered earlier this week by unknown suspects in an apparent robbery, the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions has reported.