Last Updated: Mar 3, 2015

Indian diocese joins with Pope Francis in praying for persecuted Christians

Miao, India, Mar 03, 2015 / 06:01 am (EWTN News/CNA).- A remote diocese under the shadow of the Himalayas joined hands with Pope Francis' prayer for persecuted Christians in the Middle East on Sunday through a special candlelight prayer service.

Pope taps Cordileone’s auxiliary to head San Diego diocese

Rome, Italy, Mar 03, 2015 / 07:01 am (EWTN News/CNA).- The Vatican announced Tuesday that Pope Francis has appointed San Francisco’s native auxiliary bishop, Robert W. McElroy, as the new head of the archdiocese of San Diego.

Karachi Church urges faithful to consider God's plans during Lent – not their own

Karachi, Pakistan, Mar 03, 2015 / 04:03 am (EWTN News/CNA).- The Archdiocese of Karachi, based in Pakistan's largest city, held a Lenten seminar last month to help the faithful there revitalize their faith life and to meaningfully prepare for Easter.

Father Hesburgh, legacy-building Notre Dame president, dies at 97

South Bend, Ind., Mar 03, 2015 / 02:16 am (EWTN News/CNA).- The University of Notre Dame mourned the death of its former president Father Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C., prompting outpourings of appreciation and remembrance for his deeply influential and sometimes controversial legacy.