Pope Francis to Visit Holy Land in May

Pope Francis.

Only three Popes have visited the Holy Land. Now it has been announced that Pope Francis, walking in Paul VI’s footsteps, will visit Christ’s homeland May 24-26.  Fifty years after Paul VI, the first ever Pope to set foot in Jesus’ birthplace, made his 1964 journey to the Holy Land, Pope Francis is preparing to […]

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Turkish Catholics Caught Between Two Fires

A Franciscan Capuchin, the archbishop of Smyrna, Turkey (and, since the mur­der of Bishop Luigi Pado­vese on June 3, 2010, apostolic administrator of Anatolia), Ruggero Fran­ceschini, 73, is a witness to the life of the Catholic Church in Turkey. Here, he speaks of the difficulties facing Christians in a Muslim country and expresses hope that […]

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