Last Updated: May 26, 2017

Cardinal pleads for Islamist militants to release Philippines hostages

Cotabato, Philippines, May 25, 2017 / 02:27 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- A Filipino cardinal has prayed for the release of Catholic hostages held by Islamists militants who have seized parts of a city on Mindanao, appealing to Muslim leaders to help secure their release.

New video shows graphic discussion of aborted baby parts

Washington D.C., May 26, 2017 / 01:42 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Preview footage released recently by the Center for Medical Progress appears to show participants at a national abortion convention casually discussing the skulls, eyeballs and other baby body parts they encounter in abortion procedures.

Romania takes step toward marriage defense amendment

Bucharest, Romania, May 25, 2017 / 08:27 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Romania’s lower house of parliament has overwhelmingly approved a proposed constitutional amendment to define marriage as a union between one man and one woman.

Why this cardinal has high hopes for Pope Francis' Colombia visit

Rome, Italy, May 25, 2017 / 05:51 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis is headed to Colombia this summer, and one of the nation's leading bishops believes the visit will be a chance for progress for many countries in the region.