News Briefs

News Briefs

Cuban Church Officials say they need Pope Francis, ‘Missionary of Mercy’

WASHINGTON -- Ever since Pope Francis’ visit to Cuba was announced, Cuban church officials have billed him as the “missionary of mercy.” And it’s...

Divorced and Remarried are Not Excommunicated, Pope says

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY  -- Catholics who have divorced and are civilly remarried “are not, in fact, excommunicated -- they are not...

Arriving in Bolivia, pope insists on church’s role in public life

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service LA PAZ, Bolivia (CNS) -- Praising Bolivia's efforts to include all its citizens in the country's economic, political and social...