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Pope Blames War in Syria on Those Who “Make and Sell Weapons”

Pope Blames War in Syria on Those Who “Make and Sell Weapons”

Pope Francis said here Saturday that hatred and greed are the root causes of armed conflict and blamed the continuing civil war in Syria on those who "make and sell weapons." continue reading »

Pope Says Letter to Argentine Government is Authentic

Pope Says Letter to Argentine Government is Authentic

Pope Francis telephoned the Argentine envoy to the Vatican on Friday to ask that he "officially" ratify to the government of Cristina Fernandez the authenticity of the message he sent on the occasion of Argentina's Independence Day. continue reading »

Bishops Ask Pope to Beatify Archbishop Romero in El Salvador

Bishops Ask Pope to Beatify Archbishop Romero in El Salvador

Pope Francis assured the bishops of El Salvador that the sainthood cause of slain Archbishop Oscar Romero was proceeding well, and the bishops asked him to come to El Salvador to preside personally over the archbishop's hoped-for beatification. Archbishop Jose Escobar Alas told reporters May 18 that he and three other Salvadoran bishops met the pope at the Vatican May 9 continue reading »

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 »