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Pope Francis: Include the Holy Spirit in art, theology

Vatican City, Nov 17, 2018 / 07:34 am (EWTN News/CNA).- In the face of the difficulties of the modern-age, artists and theologians need the inspiration of the Holy Spirit – the source of joy and hope, Pope Francis said Saturday, during the awarding of the 2018 Ratzinger Prize.

Pope Francis calls restrictions to religious freedom a 'white martyrdom'

Vatican City, Nov 16, 2018 / 04:06 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- There is the bloody martyrdom of Christians killed for their faith, but also another "martyrdom" which takes place when religious freedom is unjustly limited, Pope Francis said Friday in an audience with a group which assists the Church in the Holy Land.

Pro-life display vandalized at Ohio university

Oxford, Ohio, Nov 16, 2018 / 02:06 am (EWTN News/CNA).- A pro-life display at an Ohio university has been vandalized three times since it was erected Monday by the school's pro-life organization.

Pope Francis visits the poor at mobile clinic in St Peter's Square

Vatican City, Nov 16, 2018 / 01:18 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis visited Friday the temporary medical clinics serving Rome's poor and homeless in St. Peter's Square this week.

Pope Francis, Benedict XVI voice support for conference on 'new' human rights

Vatican City, Nov 15, 2018 / 12:31 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis and XVI have written letters lending their support to a Vatican-sponsored conference on the risks posed to fundamental human rights.

Ohio House passes heartbeat abortion bill

Columbus, Ohio, Nov 15, 2018 / 08:01 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The Ohio House has once again passed a pro-life bill that would ban abortions after a baby's heartbeat is detected.

Congressional bill aims for human rights for China's Uyghurs

Washington D.C., Nov 15, 2018 / 06:14 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Legislation could help advance religious freedom and human rights in China's far western province of Xinjiang, say U.S. lawmakers concerned about the treatment of the region's Uyghur minority.

Be close to your people, Francis tells Latin American priests

Vatican City, Nov 15, 2018 / 06:13 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis encouraged the community of the Pontifical Latin American College Thursday to avoid cultural fragmentation and to be close to their people.

Virginia Catholics praise dismissal of assisted suicide by state legislature

Arlington, Va., Nov 15, 2018 / 05:49 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Virginia Catholics are praising the decision of a joint commission of the state legislature to take no action on a study on assisted suicide.

Vatican, US bishops face class-action lawsuit from victims of clergy sex abuse

Washington D.C., Nov 15, 2018 / 04:44 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The U.S. bishops' conference and the Holy See face a class action lawsuit filed by six men who claim they were sexually abused by Catholic clergy during their childhoods. They are seeking financial damages as well as public contrition and reparation from the Church.