Last Updated: Sep 19, 2014

Priest hopes papal visit will nurture fledgling Albanian Church

Tirana, Albania, Sep 19, 2014 / 12:48 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis' upcoming visit to Albania could encourage the leaders of the Catholic Church in a nation with a long history of religious persecution and political domination, said a priest in the country.

Martyrs' memory to be a focus of Pope's visit to Albania

Tirana, Albania, Sep 19, 2014 / 07:04 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Focused on the memory of the martyrs, Pope Francis’ one-day journey to Albania is aimed at restoring the link between the country and its Catholic roots, which had been disturbed as secularization has advanced there.

Bodily resurrection is key to Christian identity, Pope reminds

Vatican City, Sep 19, 2014 / 04:37 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Bodily resurrection is a reality which is the seal of our identity as Christians, Pope Francis said in his Friday morning homily at Santa Marta.

Scottish bishops encourage cooperation, involvement in wake of vote

Glasgow, Scotland, Sep 19, 2014 / 02:27 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Following a historic vote in which Scotland rejected independence from the U.K., the Bishop’s Conference of Scotland recognized the decision and applauded the country’s strong participation in public debate.