In 2007 Pope Benedict XVI proclaimed May 24, the feast of Our Lady, Help of Christians, to be a World Day of Prayer for the Church in China, which venerates the Blessed Virgin Mary under that title as the country's patroness.
The Virgin Mary will be the “patroness par excellence” of the youth gathering.
The news emerged shortly after the Vatican said that it was concerned to hear of reports of his arrest.
Since last summer, a Colorado man has been helping Catholic schoolchildren in Uganda using the two “universal” things that they share: Catholicism and mathematics.
Major Serhiy Volyna, who has been leading the 36th marine brigade in the battle for the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol, pleaded with the pope to help do something to safely evacuate people from the city.
Bishop Georg Bätzing of Limburg, president of the German bishops’ conference, responded Thursday to a letter warning the country’s synodal path could lead to schism by defending the process as a response to abuses in the Church.
In a message to participants in an interreligious pilgrimage to Ukraine, Pope Francis said “the present moment leaves us deeply troubled, because it is marked by the forces of evil.”
‘May we be tireless in praying and in offering assistance to those who suffer,’ the pope said.
The pope urged Malta’s Catholics to be ‘tireless witnesses’ of God’s mercy.
Major Archbishop Shevchuk said: ‘Bring the devil to light and we will overcome.’
The foundress of EWTN, Mother Mary Angelica of the Annunciation, died six years ago, but her legacy lives on in the spiritual renewals that have resulted from the fruits of her work.
‘Through the intercession of St. John Paul II, God led us to this residence,’ said Eleanor Petritschenko.
The Vatican has sent bishops around the world the text of the prayer that Pope Francis will lead on March 25 for the consecration of Ukraine and Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Jesus implores us not to blame God for misfortunes and points us instead to conversion as a solution to evils which oppress us, Pope Francis said Sunday.
A special statue of Our Lady of Fatima has arrived in Ukraine, ahead of Pope Francis’ consecration of the country and Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on March 25.
It is tradition for Catholics around the world to participate in the Stations of the Cross each Friday during Lent. However, for EWTN foundress Mother Angelica, it was a daily devotion.
Nearly 1.8 million people have entered Poland from Ukraine since the full-scale Russian invasion.
Citing official statistics, Major Archbishop Shevchuk said there were more deaths among civilians than the military.
The besieged city of Mariupol is known as the ‘City of Mary.’