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Josephine McKenna

Josephine McKenna writes for Religion News Service.

Blog Posts by Josephine McKenna

Posted by Josephine McKenna 19 weeks 14 hours ago
Pope Francis on Jan. 15 condemned last week’s terrorist attack on the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo but warned there were limits on freedom of expression.Speaking to journalists as he flew...
Posted by Josephine McKenna 19 weeks 3 days ago
While baptizing 33 babies in the Sistine Chapel on Jan. 11, Pope urged mothers to breast-feed their infants if they were hungry.“Mothers, give your children milk — even now,” Francis said. “If they...
Posted by Josephine McKenna 19 weeks 6 days ago
Archbishop Oscar Romero, the hero of the Catholic left who was assassinated in 1980 while celebrating Mass in El Salvador, is inching one step closer to sainthood after his case languished in...
Posted by Josephine McKenna 20 weeks 3 days ago
Pope Francis reinforced his radical reshaping of the Catholic Church by naming 20 new cardinals from countries as far afield as Ethiopia, Tonga, Thailand, and Panama.The clerics – who come from...
Posted by Josephine McKenna 21 weeks 2 days ago
Mehmet Ali Agca, the Turkish man who tried to assassinate St. John Paul II in 1981, was expelled from Italy on December 29 after paying a visit to the tomb of the Polish pontiff.An Italian judge on...