Last Updated: Nov 24, 2014

Facing Boko Haram, Nigerians 'storm the heavens with prayers'

Jos, Nigeria, Nov 23, 2014 / 06:08 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Boko Haram's expansion has meant murders, forced conversion, and forcible expulsion from homes, causing Catholics in Nigeria to pray and to reach out to help and console the militant Islamist groupís victims.

Cardinal Sarah appointment paves the way for new Curia

Vatican City, Nov 24, 2014 / 07:57 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Cardinal Robert Sarah has been appointed as Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments -- a decision that sets a decisive tone for Curial reform.

Pope Francis tells how to bring about Christ's kingdom

Vatican City, Nov 23, 2014 / 11:48 am (EWTN News/CNA).- On the Feast of Christ the King, during the canonization Mass of six new saints, Pope Francis said that Jesus Christís kingdom comes through his works of mercy--works that Christians must imitate with tenderness.

Build on the fruit of missionaries, Pope encourages Zambian bishops

Vatican City, Nov 23, 2014 / 08:01 am (EWTN News/CNA).- In his ad limina address to the bishops of Zambia on Monday, Pope Francis urged them to continue to build upon the efforts of missionaries to the country, a quarter of whose people are Catholic, and who are nearly all Christian.