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  • Pope to sign letter to young people at popular Marian sanctuary

    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The place Pope Francis chose to sign his letter to young people is an important and popular sanctuary housing the Holy House of Loreto. According to tradition, the tiny stone house is considered to be the home where the Mary was ...

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  • Will Pope Francis meet the Chinese president this week?

    Vatican City, Mar 20, 2019 CNA.- As Chinese President Xi Jinping travels to Rome this week, there has been much speculation as to whether his trip will also include an unofficial visit with Pope Francis. Ahead of the Chinese president’s arrival ...

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Pope to sign letter to young people at popular Marian sanctuary


VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The place Pope Francis chose to sign his letter to young people is an important and popular sanctuary housing the Holy House of Loreto. According to tradition, the tiny stone house is considered to be the home where the Mary was born and raised and also the house in which the Holy Family was thought to live when Jesus was a boy. It also is held to be the place where Mary received the angel's annunciation and conceived the Son of God through the Holy Spirit.

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Bishops say 'sweeping regulations' of Equality Act will harm society


WASHINGTON (CNS) -- In a joint letter to Congress March 20, the chairmen of three committees of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said they oppose to the Equality Act because while it is meant to provide protections to those who identify as LGBT, it would impose "sweeping regulations to the detriment of society as a whole."

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