Last Updated: Jul 1, 2015

Francis wishes Benedict XVI a good summer in Castel Gandolfo

Vatican City, Jun 30, 2015 / 12:13 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Before heading out for his two-week stay at the papal residence in Castel Gandolfo this summer, retired pontiff Benedict XVI received a 30 minute visit from Pope Francis, who wished him a pleasant stay.

Meet Father Salvatore, the young priest whose life moved the Pope

Trani, Italy, Jul 01, 2015 / 01:02 am (EWTN News/CNA).- The life of Father Salvatore Mellone, who died on Monday, was moving to thousands of people. He was to have at least two more years of seminary when he was diagnosed with terminal cancer, but by special permission and the blessing of Pope Francis, he was ordained nevertheless.

Bishops expect Pope Francis' visit to have profound impact on US

Washington D.C., Jun 30, 2015 / 04:20 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Looking forward to Pope Francis' September visit to the U.S., the nation's bishops were exuberant on Tuesday, as the itinerary for the apostolic voyage was released.

Supreme Court puts hold on Texas law regulating abortion clinics

Washington D.C., Jun 30, 2015 / 03:03 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- On Monday afternoon the Supreme Court of the United States temporarily halted Texas' regulations on abortion clinics, which were upheld by an appellate court earlier in the month.