A missionary from Spain who devoted her life to helping the poor in Haiti was fatally shot at a crowded intersection in the Caribbean country’s capital Friday. Jean Bruner Noel, a justice ministry official at the scene, identified the woman as Isabel Sola Matas, 51. He said she was from Barcelona but had lived in
An Assyrian Christian militia has claimed it has liberated a village in Iraq from ISIS with help of the US coalition. The Nineveh Plain Protection Units (NPU) announced on Thursday that it had taken back control of Badanah in south-east Mosul. The group published video and images on Facebook of NPU fighters entering the village.
As the situation in Yemen continues to worsen, Bishop Paul Hinder on Friday requested prayers for priests, for the Missionaries of Charity, and for kidnapped priest Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil, whose situation is uncertain. “I do not know how we can continue in the present situation,” said a visibly moved Bishop Hinder. “And pray for Fr.
The canonization portrait of Bl. Mother Teresa, a copy of which will hang from St. Peter’s Basilica on Sunday, is meant to reflect her joy and her selflessness, said the artist. “The credit lies more with the subject of the painting than with the painter,” artist Chas Fagan said in a press conference introducing the
Holy Father makes proposal in message on World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation Pope Francis is proposing adding care for the environment to the traditional, Gospel-inspired works of mercy that Christians are called to perform. Francis made the proposal in a message on Thursday to mark the Church’s World Day of Prayer
The man who experienced the second miracle attributed to Mother Teresa has shared his story with the world. Marcilio Haddad Andrino was the dying man who experienced a miracle attributed to the intercession of soon-to-be-saint Mother Teresa. “I’m sure it was Mother Teresa who healed me,” he told reporters. Andrino was sick for two years
Witnesses say 16 year-old Oguzhan Akdin shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ while he shot the priest twice in the head A man imprisoned for killing an Italian Catholic priest in Turkey was released after serving just over half of his 18-year sentence. Oguzhan Akdin was among thousands of prisoners released early from prison in Turkey to make room
Wolf and Anita Gottschalk have been forcibly separated for eight months, leaving a ripple of broken hearts across the internet. The Gottschalks have been married for 62-years. When they were told they must enter separate nursing homes due to lack of space, they were forced to say goodbye. Their granddaughter, Ashley Bartyik, snapped a photo
The Vatican recently rolled out a new sex education course designed to help parents and educators talk to teens about sex and counter messages on social media. The course, published by the Vatican Council for the Family, and called “The Meeting Point: The Adventure of Love,” aims to promote a dialogue between young people and