Last Updated: Oct 30, 2014

Displaced Christians in Kurdistan – 'Their tears have run dry'

Erbil, Iraq, Oct 30, 2014 / 05:47 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Christians who were forced from their homes in northern Iraq by the Islamic State this summer are a people whose soul is being destroyed, said a priest who visited Kurdish Iraq, where many have taken refuge.

The devil is no myth – he's real and we must fight him, Pope says

Vatican City, Oct 30, 2014 / 09:53 am (EWTN News/CNA).- In his homily on Thursday Pope Francis said that the devil is more than and an idea, and in order to fight him we must follow St. Paul’s instructions and put on the armor of God which protects us.

New archbishop of Madrid outlines pastoral priorities

Madrid, Spain, Oct 30, 2014 / 03:17 am (EWTN News).- Archbishop Carlos Osoro Sierra, whom Pope Francis recently tapped to head the Archdiocese of Madrid, said that youth, family and the idea of pilgrimage are among the focuses he will have in his new ministry.

Italian diocese laments suicide of priest who admitted abuse

Trieste, Italy, Oct 30, 2014 / 01:03 am (EWTN News/CNA).- The Diocese of Trieste has announced “with a spirit full of sorrow and dismay” that one of its priests, who had recently admitted to sexual abuse of a minor female, committed suicide on Tuesday.