Last Updated: Jul 29, 2014

Global religious freedom report falls short of action needed, critics say

Washington D.C., Jul 29, 2014 / 05:44 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- As the U.S. State Department releases its annual global religious freedom report, observers say that the government must take more action to fight persecution and secure religious liberty around the world.

Dates for Pope's trip to Sri Lanka and Philippines confirmed

Vatican City, Jul 29, 2014 / 07:07 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The Holy See Press Office confirmed today that Pope Francis will be traveling to Sri Lanka Jan. 12-15 and to Philippines Jan. 15-19.

Papal delegation suspends ordinations in Paraguay diocese

Ciudad del Este, Paraguay, Jul 29, 2014 / 05:39 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- An apostolic visitation of Paraguay's Cuidad del Este diocese concluded on Saturday with the visitors suspending a scheduled ordination until they have reached conclusions about their investigation.

India's Archdiocese of Madurai given new bishop

Madurai, India, Jul 29, 2014 / 01:03 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis appointed Bishop Antony Pappusamy of Dindigal, located in India's Tamil Nadu state, as Archbishop of Madurai on July 26.