VATICAN CITY (RNS) Is Beijing sending only a chill wind in return? The pontiff’s impassioned praise of China this week is the strongest sign of his ambitious agenda to do what he can to transform the historically fraught relations between China and Rome.
ROME (RNS) Discussion of the bill has underscored the Vatican’s declining influence in Italian politics.
(RNS) “There was just time for a last minute prayer before the machinery tore in,” a British charity reported. “The pastor stood by in dignified silence, clutching the remaining cross from the Church roof.”
AUSTIN, Texas — The case started about three years ago and became a focal point at the time in the debate over a school’s role in promoting religion.
The winning bid of $82,000 was put forward by Michael and Kate Chapman of Chapman Auto Stores and the money will benefit the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia, church officials said.
LOS ANGELES (RNS) Alongside “Orange Is the New Black” and “House of Cards,” Netflix now offers users another type of content: Christian sermons.