Commentary: Sri Lanka, martyrdom, and the light of faith

Washington D.C. (CNA) - On Saturday night, the Church celebrated its most solemn and joyful liturgy. As it does every year, the Vigil Mass of Easter began when the paschal candle was lit from a fire burning outside the church.

Pope Francis gifts 6,000 rosaries, asks for prayers on name day

Vatican City (CNA) - Pope Francis celebrated the feast of his patron St. George – Jorge in Spanish – by giving away rosaries to 6,000 young people from Milan, asking them to pray for him through Mary’s intercession.

Blaze erupts at Paris' iconic Notre Dame Cathedral; cause unknown

PARIS (CNS) — A major blaze engulfed the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral April 15, sending pillars of flame and billowing smoke over the center of the French capital.