Last Updated: Sep 30, 2014

Hundreds gather as pastor's Iranian imprisonment reaches two years

Washington D.C., Sep 30, 2014 / 05:02 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Hundreds of advocates gathered Sept. 25 in Washington, D.C., to pray for the release of American pastor Saeed Abedini, who has now been imprisoned in Iran for the past two years.

Pope Francis: Don't 'overdramatize' your complaints to God

Vatican City, Sep 30, 2014 / 10:13 am (EWTN News/CNA).- In his homily on Tuesday Pope Francis said “complaining” to God in times of suffering can be a prayer, but cautioned not to exaggerate our difficulties in front of those undergoing major tragedies.

Synod at heart of papal liturgies for month of October

Vatican City, Sep 30, 2014 / 06:00 am (EWTN News/CNA).- The schedule of liturgical celebrations over which Pope Francis will preside in October is mainly booked with events surrounding the synod of bishops, which culminates with the beatification of Pope Paul VI.

First woman appointed to a Vatican congregation joyful

Vatican City, Sep 30, 2014 / 03:04 am (EWTN News/CNA).- The first woman ever to be appointed a member of a Vatican congregation explains that “women still have much to give to the Church with their personal charisma.”