Francis Urges Prayer For Peace In Syria, Iraq, Egypt, Lebanon And The Holy Land, And Shares The Grief Of Bishops Of Ethiopia And Eritrea For Lampedusa Tragedy

Vatican City, 9 October 2013 (VIS) – In his greetings in various languages following today’s catechesis, the Pope addressed with special affection the bishops of the Church of the Alexandrian rite of Ethiopia and Eritrea, reiterating his closeness to them “in prayer and in suffering for the many sons of their land who lost their [...]

Catholics shocked, saddened over lift tragedy

Catholics said that they are deeply saddened over the freak lift accident at the Church of St Michael which killed a Filipino maid and injured an elderly parishioner.Ms Clarita Abanes, a Filipina domestic helper, was seriously injured during the May 16 tragedy and died on May 24. The other parishioner, who has been warded at [...]

Helicopter crash reminder of ‘tragedy of war’

US soldiers fire artillery in Kandahar province, Afghanistan. The head of the US Archdiocese for the Military Services has expressed sorrow at the loss of lives after a military helicopter crashed. -CNS file photoWASHINGTON – The deaths of 30 US service members and eight Afghans in the crash of a US military helicopter in Afghanistan [...]