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IMAGE: CNS/Paul HaringBy Cindy WoodenVATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Throughout his pontificate, PopeFrancis has been sharing a theology of tears: tears of compassion, compunctionand consolation. Although Pope Francis does not mask his emotions in public,he rarely is seen to cry. One obvious exception was in Albania in September2014 when he came face to face with a priest who had been imprisoned andtortured for his faith under the country's communist regime. After a longembrace with the priest and some whispered words, the pope turned from thecongregation to wipe the tears from his eyes.Pope Francis encourages people to pray for "the graceof tears" when pleading to God to help others, when recognizing their ownsinfulness, when contemplating the greatness of Christ's sacrifice on the crossand when experiencing God's mercy.As part of the Holy Year of Mercy, the pope scheduled a May5 prayer vigil "to dry the tears" of those who are weeping, invitingparents who have lost a child, victims of war ...
Rome, Italy, May 5, 2016 / 06:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- To observe the Jubilee Year of Mercy and to connect it with past Jubilee Years, the pilgrimage office of the Diocese of Rome is displaying historical documents proclaiming the jubilees dating back to 1300.“Holy Pilgrimage: The Jubilee Bulls from the Vatican Secret Archives” is an exhibition of the Opera Romana Pellegrinaggi which displays papal bulls of indiction of the Jubilee Years from 1300 to 2000.The bulls are normally not available to public view, and are restricted to scholars and conservationists who work with the Vatican Secret Archives – the historical archives of the papacy.The exhibition also features bulls from the archives of the Chapter of St. Peter kept in the Vatican Library, as well as incunabula – books printed before the year 1500 – stored at the Biblioteca Casanatense.Beginning today, the exhibition is on display daily through July 31, from 10 am to 9 pm, at the Palazzo del Vicar...
Pakistani Christians held a protest in front of the Lahore High Court on Tuesday, against the Punjab government's plans to take over the land of four churches in order to build the Orange Line Metro Train project. The demonstrators demanded that the government review its plans, saying they would not give up their holy places.They waved placards, and were holding crosses, while chanting slogans such as: "we won't give an inch of our holy places", and "we want our rights." The Punjab government intends to acquire large portions of Cathedral Church, Naulakha Church, St Andrew's Church and Bohar Wala Church. The Christian community is determined not to let their churches be destroyed, as they are not only holy, but are a part of Lahore's history and have been in place since before the partition.Nasir Saeed, Director of (Centre for Legal Aid, Assistance and Settlement) CLAAS-UK, which campaigns for the rights of Christians in Pakistan, expressed his ...
(Vatican Radio) The President of the European Parliament, Martin Schultz, said Pope Francis is a worthy recipient of this year’s International Charlemagne Prize for helping to remind us of the traditional European values of solidarity, compassion and tolerance. The Pope was to be formally presented with the prize on Saturday in the Vatican by a high profile delegation made up of the German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the President of the European Council Donald Tusk, Martin Schultz and the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker. Schultz was interviewed by Vatican Radio’s Gudrun Sailer about this award to the Pope.  "Reminds us of our traditional values"Schultz said as the son of Italian immigrants in Argentina, and then later as Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Pope Francis has known a very different world from the “very privileged one” that Europeans live in today and applauds him for reminding the people of Europe in his mes...
(Vatican Radio)  “Citizenship is a question of pluralism, a question of recognizing the identity of the other on the basis of respect:” That’s what Jordan’s Prince El Hassan bin Talal has told Vatican Radio following an interfaith meeting in the Vatican on the theme “Shared values in Social and Political Life.”The two day closed-door meeting 3-4 May was organized by the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue and included Christian and Muslim delegates.  His Royal Highness, as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Royal Institute of Interfaith Studies (RIIFS), headed a delegation of men and women involved in interfaith dialogue.RIIFS is a non-profit, non-governmental organization which offers a space for the interdisciplinary study of intercultural and interreligious issues with the aim of reducing tensions and promoting peace at regional and global levels.Prince El Hassan was one of thirty members of RIIFS received in audien...
Kayla Mueller was a human rights activist and humanitarian aid worker from the United States, who ‎lived her life for the needy, out of a deep conviction of God in her and in others.  She was taken ‎captive in August 2013 in Aleppo, Syria, while leaving a Doctors Without Borders hospital. She was ‎held  in brutal captivity by the extremist group ISIS for 18 months before she was killed in February ‎‎2015.  She was 26.  It was reported that Kayla had been forced into marriage to ISIS head, Abu Bakr ‎al-Baghdadi who tortured and raped her repeatedly, and that she was a "personal captive" of Abu ‎Sayyaf, the high level ISIS commander who oversaw the terrorist group’s lucrative gas and oil ‎operations.  ‎Since Kayla’s death, her parents Carl and Marsha Mueller, have been the voice of their daughter and ‎what she stood for.  The couple was recently invited to share their testimony at a special e...
NEW YORK (AP) -- Donald Trump is taking his first steps toward raising the massive amounts of money needed for a national presidential race, aiming to broaden his primary insurgency into a full-fledged general election campaign and unite the fractured Republican Party behind him....
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- In finishing the Republican presidential race well ahead of Donald Trump's other rivals, Ted Cruz is likely to be a leading GOP voice for the foreseeable future....
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- An airstrike hit a crowded refugee camp in Syria on Thursday close to the border with Turkey, killing at least 28 people, according to Syrian pro-opposition activists. Images posted on social media said to be of the aftermath of the strike showed at least a dozen tents burned to the ground and bloodied women and children being loaded onto a pickup truck....
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The federal government on Thursday announced sweeping new rules for electronic cigarettes that will for the first time require the devices and their ingredients to be reviewed, a mandate that could offer some protection for consumers and upend a multibillion dollar industry that has gone largely unregulated....
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