Pope Francis Expresses Concern For The Unemployed

Vatican City, 23 April 2014 (VIS) – Following today's general audience, the Holy Father launched an appeal for the workers of the Lucchini steelworks in Piombino, which closed down a few days ago causing mass layoffs. Pope Francis urged them not to despair, remarking that “when human hopes are extinguished, the divine hope that never [...]

PM’s blasphemy-law decision disappoints Pakistan’s Catholic leaders

(Left) Archbishop Lawrence Saldanha of Lahore walks from his residence. He expressed regret that the country’s leadership ruled out any amendment to Pakistan’s controversial blasphemy law. CNS PHOTOBANGALORE – Catholic officials in Pakistan expressed disappointment after Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani reiterated there would be no amendment to the country’s blasphemy law, which makes insulting [...]