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Antonio Banderas May be Cast as Pope Francis in Biopic

Antonio Banderas May be Cast as Pope Francis in Biopic

Spanish heartthrob Antonio Banderas may be cast in the role of Pope Francis in the first feature film to be made on the life of the Argentine pontiff. Italian director Daniele Luchetti plans to make the $12 million Spanish language film, titled “Call Me Francesco,” with producer Pietro Valsecchi, who has made some of Italy’s highest-grossing movies. continue reading »

PEW Hispanic Reports Growing Number of Latinos Leaving Catholic Church

PEW Hispanic Reports Growing Number of Latinos Leaving Catholic Church

The majority of Hispanics in the United States continue to practice Catholicism, but the numbers of Latinos describing themselves as Protestant or unaffiliated are rising, the Pew Research Center says in a study released Wednesday. continue reading »

Latino Catholic Group ims to Bring Faith to All Life’s Aspects

Latino Catholic Group ims to Bring Faith to All Life’s Aspects

The Catholic Association of Latino Leaders’ national conference this August aims to achieve a “spiritual revolution” by helping Latino Catholics bring their faith into all aspects of life through serving their communities. “Faith cannot be something independent or separated from our daily lives. It really has to be the prism through which we see everything,” Diana Richardson-Vela, president of CALL, told CNA. continue reading »

Pope Francis Declares Two Popes Saints

Pope Francis Declares Two Popes Saints

Pope Francis on Sunday canonized two of his predecessors, John XXIII and John Paul II, praising the two newest saints for "renewing and updating" the Catholic Church. continue reading »

It’s Official- Good Friday to be Cuban Holiday Beginning Next Year

It’s Official- Good Friday to be Cuban Holiday Beginning Next Year

After granting temporary permission for Cubans to celebrate Good Friday in 2012 and 2013, the Cuban government has decided grant a request made by Pope Benedict during his visit to the country in 2012 to make it a permanent official holiday. continue reading »

Pope Francis Deliver Second Eastern Message Calling for World Peace

Pope Francis Deliver Second Eastern Message Calling for World Peace

Pope Francis used his second Easter message as pontiff on Sunday to call for peace and asked for Jesus' help to end "all war and every conflict, whether great or small, ancient or recent." continue reading »

¡Felices Pascuas!  From HS-News

¡Felices Pascuas!  From HS-News

HS News sends many wishes for you this Easter. Good health, Good fortune, And Fulfilling life. Happy Easter! continue reading »

Papal Almoner Distributes Envelopes of Money to Homeless in Rome

Papal Almoner Distributes Envelopes of Money to Homeless in Rome

The papal almoner distributed Friday night 100 envelopes of money in the name of Pope Francis to beggars who spend the night in the cold and discomfort of the capital's train stations, Italian media said. continue reading »

Pope Francis Communicates with His 13 Million Twitter Followers

Pope Francis Communicates with His 13 Million Twitter Followers

Pope Francis's official Twitter account (@pontifex) has reached 13 million followers in nine languages. The pontiff has 13,005,370 followers on the social-networking site, with the majority of them in Spanish. continue reading »

Cuban Government Makes Good Friday an Official Holiday

Cuban Government Makes Good Friday an Official Holiday

Cuba has now made Good Friday an official national holiday after restoring that Catholic feast as an "exceptional" measure when Pope Benedict XVI visited the island in 2012. continue reading »