(Reuters) The pope spoke as churches in Kenya, where al Shabaab gunmen massacred nearly 150 people, singling out Christians for point-blank executions, turned to armed guards to protect their congregations on Easter.
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(ROME) The video threat, released with images of 21 Coptic Christians from Egypt who were beheaded this month, warned that Islamic State forces were “south of Rome,” in Libya. At its closest point, Libya is little more than 100 miles from the Italian islands of Sicily and Sardinia.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Hairdressers would volunteer their services on Mondays, the day their shops are traditionally closed in Italy.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) It’s an unconventional move, even for a pope who constantly preaches that more should be done to help the poor.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis gave the couples advice on how to have a happy and successful marriage.
Today Pope Francis celebrated Mass at the Vatican. Francis was slowly driven around a sun-drenched St. Peter’s Square in an open-top car, shunning the bulletproof, air-conditioned popemobile preferred by his predecessors. At one point, he asked to stop the car and got out to bless a disabled person.