Last Updated: Apr 22, 2017

Who conquers the devil's hatred? God's new martyrs, Pope says

Rome, Italy, Apr 22, 2017 / 12:52 pm (EWTN News).- The devilís hatred for Christ and for our redemption is the root cause of all persecution since the beginnings of the Church, Pope Francis said at a special liturgy that focused on modern martyrs.

Virginia bishops welcome commutation of prisoner's death sentence

Richmond, Va., Apr 22, 2017 / 04:13 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The Catholic bishops of Virginia welcomed a decision by the governor to commute a prisonerís death sentence on the grounds that false information was presented during his sentencing.

Why Russia's new ban on Jehovah's Witnesses is so troubling

Moscow, Russia, Apr 21, 2017 / 09:01 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The Jehovah's Witnesses have been banned as an extremist group in a Thursday Supreme Court decision that observers feared signaled a further step back for religious liberty.

India bishops slam 'brutal' disruption of Good Friday service

Rome, Italy, Apr 21, 2017 / 11:22 am (EWTN News/CNA).- India's Catholic bishops have strongly condemned a violent police disruption of a Good Friday service at a small parish in the south of the country.