Last Updated: Sep 28, 2016

Memory of Shimon Peres should inspire peace efforts, Pope says

Vatican City, Sep 28, 2016 / 09:58 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Upon learning about the death of Shimon Peres Wednesday, Pope Francis sent a telegram offering his condolences and his appreciation for the former president of Israel's tireless efforts for peace and the common good.

Mexico may be the most dangerous country to be a priest

Mexico City, Mexico, Sep 28, 2016 / 07:08 am (EWTN News/CNA).- With 15  priests killed in the last four years, Mexico is the most dangerous country to exercise priestly ministry in the entire world, Father Hugo Valdemar, spokesman for the Archdiocese of Mexico, said recently.

'We have faced the mercy of God' – An interview with Cardinal Koch

Rome, Italy, Sep 28, 2016 / 01:34 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Hundreds of years before Martin Luther broke away from the Roman Catholic Church and the Pope in the western world, the Great Eastern Schism created a division between Rome and Constantinople.

Pope Francis: Feeling hopeless? Don't drink - pray!

Vatican City, Sep 27, 2016 / 03:32 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Feelings of spiritual desolation, or a lack of will to live, should be combated with prayer, not with sleeping pills or alcohol – things that only distract us from the problem – Pope Francis said Tuesday.