Gunmen opened fire on a group of Coptic Christians who were on a pilgrimage May 26 in southern Egypt. The spokesman for Egypt's Catholic bishops said Christians in Egypt “are getting to this idea that we could be a martyr at any moment." Full story: [ Wp.me Link ]
This summer's Convocation of Catholic Leaders, sponsored by the U.S. bishops, is an effort to build a church that Pope Francis is urging all Catholics to shape, says one of the convocation's chief organizers. Read how a special guidebook is trying to guide the conversation.
As the Philippine government declares martial law in Mindanao, residents flee their homes to escape fighting between government troops and rebels linked to the Islamic State. Church leaders also asked that the lives of hostages be spared, including a priest. Full story: [ Wp.me Link ]
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At his general audience May 24 (immediately after a meeting with President Donald Trump), Pope Francis said that especially in life’s difficult moments, Jesus is present and walks with each person. Full story: [ Wp.me Link ]
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Knowing that Pope Francis frequently has quoted the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Trump presented Pope Francis will a large gift box containing five of the slain civil rights leader’s books, including a signed copy of “The Strength to Love.”