EUGENE — Catholic Community Services and the Refugee Resettlement Coalition of Lane County have welcomed the first refugee family coming to Lane County as part of a recently announced resettlement program.
The case for the laicization of Father Ysrael Bien has gone to the Vatican. Father Bien apparently fled to his native Philippines last year while police were investigating a spy camera found in a restroom at St. Francis Parish in Sherwood.
IRBIL, Iraq — Chaldean Catholic bishops, meeting for their annual synod, pleaded for peace in the Middle East and for the liberation of areas seized by the Islamic State group so that the displaced can return to their homes.
JERUSALEM — One of the last ceremonies in which former Israeli President Shimon Peres participated as a public figure took place in the Vatican Gardens in June 2014, the last month of his presidency. Along with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, he planted an olive tree at the invitation of Pope Francis.
VATICAN CITY — In an effort to ensure transparency as well as historical and scientific accuracy, Pope Francis has approved revised norms for the Congregation for Saints' Causes regarding medical consultations on healings alleged to be miracles.