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Mexico City Catholic Church Collecting Guns to Help Reduce Violence

Mexico City Catholic Church Collecting Guns to Help Reduce Violence

In the first five months of 2013, Mexico City authorities , have collected nearly 5,500 firearms. Though the number is small in comparison to the weapons that are illegally on the streets of Mexico City, it is in fact more weapons (5,433) that have been collected in the four previous years. continue reading »

Argentine Photographer Shares Exhibition of Pope Francis

Argentine Photographer Shares Exhibition of Pope Francis

The pictures of Jorge Bergoglio taken by an Argentine photographer over almost a decade, and which can currently be seen at a convent in Buenos Aires, captured the expressions of Pope Francis that today captivate the world. continue reading »

Pope Francis Receives President of El Salvador, Speak of Murdered Archbishop Romero

Pope Francis Receives President of El Salvador, Speak of Murdered Archbishop Romero

Today the President of El Salvador, Carlos Mauricio Cartagena was granted an audience with Pope Francis I at the Vatican were both spoke of assassinated Archbishop Oscar Romero. continue reading »

Pope Names Valdez Torres Bishop of Ensenada, Mexico

Pope Names Valdez Torres Bishop of Ensenada, Mexico

Pope Francis has named Rafael Valdez Torres, who has been serving as pastor and rector of the Shrine of Our Lord of the Miracles in San Juan Nuevo, to be the new bishop of Ensenada, Mexico, the Vatican press office said Tuesday. continue reading »

Pope Francis Receives Colombian President – Urges Peace with FARC Guerillas

Pope Francis Receives Colombian President – Urges Peace with FARC Guerillas

This morning, Pope Francis I received President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia and urged for peace between the government and FARC guerillas. continue reading »

Pope Francis Canonizes his First Saints, Including 2 Latin Americans

Pope Francis Canonizes his First Saints, Including 2 Latin Americans

Pope Francis on Sunday canonized his first saints, including Colombia's Laura Montoya and Mexico's Guadalupe Garcia Zavala. A total of 802 saints were canonized by Francis, the first Latin American pontiff, during his first canonization ceremony. continue reading »

Board Game to Test Your Knowledge of Jesus Hitting it Big in Spain- Coming to a Store Near you Soon

Board Game to Test Your Knowledge of Jesus Hitting it Big in Spain- Coming to a Store Near you Soon

A board game created by a nun in Cuenca that tests players' knowledge about Jesus is hitting it big in Spain and will also be marketed in the Americas. According to information provided to Efe by Edice, the Spanish bishops conference's publishing house, the game went on sale in late March and in April there were many requests for it all over Spain, above all as a gift for children on the occasion of their first communion. continue reading »

Argentine and Vatican Jointly Issue Official Stamps of Pope Francis

Argentine and Vatican Jointly Issue Official Stamps of Pope Francis

Pope Francis was honored today with the presentation of the official stamps honoring the beginning of his pontificate. The stamps were jointly issued by the Vatican and Argentine, the Pope’s home country. continue reading »

JUST IN:  Church Goers Stabbed, 2 Critically at New Mexico Catholic Church

JUST IN:  Church Goers Stabbed, 2 Critically at New Mexico Catholic Church

New Mexico authorities in Albuquerque are investigating a multiple stabbing incident at the St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic church. continue reading »

Chicago Catholic Priest Who Donated Part of his Liver to Immigrant Crosses the U.S. Border Illegally

Chicago Catholic Priest Who Donated Part of his Liver to Immigrant Crosses the U.S. Border Illegally

The Chicago priest known for having donated part of his liver to an immigrant parishioner in 2002 returns to Chicago tonight after having crossed the U.S. Border in Nogales, AZ illegally on April 24th, 2013. The Pastor of Saint Gall Roman Catholic Church in Chicago, Fr. Gary Graf continue reading »