National / International News

National / International News

Pope Francis: Sundays are a gift from God -- don't ruin it

VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) -- Moments of rest and celebration were the focal point of Francis’ Wednesday general audience, during which he spoke out against a profit-centered mentality and encouraged families to live life at a more human pace.


In ecumenical move, Pope Francis establishes World Day of Prayer for Creation

VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) -- Pope Francis has instituted a new day of prayer and celebration for the Church entitled the “World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation,” to be celebrated on September 1 each year.


Pope marks Hiroshima anniversary by calling for nuclear weapons ban

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Marking the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Pope Francis repeated the Catholic Church's call for a ban on nuclear weapons and all weapons of mass destruction.