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Pope Francis, Spanish bishops offer prayers after Barcelona terrorist attack

Barcelona, Spain, Aug 17, 2017 / 12:04 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Catholic leaders voiced prayers for victims after a van sped into a crowd of people in the Las Ramblas tourist area of Barcelona on Thursday, killing at least 13 and injuring dozens more.

Guam's Catholics pray for peace amid ongoing threats from North Korea

Hagatna, Guam, Aug 17, 2017 / 06:11 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- In the face of North Korea's threats to bomb the island of Guam, the Catholic faithful have gathered in parishes across the US territory to pray for eased tensions between the two nations.

Planned Parenthood investigator claims victory in Washington State appeal

Washington D.C., Aug 17, 2017 / 04:49 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Lawyers for Planned Parenthood investigator David Daleiden claimed a victory on Wednesday as the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court sent back a lower court's ruling against him.

This surfing school in Chile was created for kids with Down syndrome

Santiago, Chile, Aug 17, 2017 / 04:08 am (EWTN News/CNA).- On Sundays, Felipe Pereira is full of enthusiasm. That's because on Sundays, the 21-year-old goes to Paradise Beach to enjoy the sea along with his friends and to learn how to surf.

High court weighs constitutionality of Chile's abortion bill

Santiago, Chile, Aug 17, 2017 / 03:47 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- After the recent passage of a bill that would allow some abortions in Chile, the country's high court is considering whether or not the bill is a violation of the constitutional protections for unborn life.

How the Pope's Paraguay trip inspired a children's charity

Asunción, Paraguay, Aug 17, 2017 / 01:03 am (EWTN News/CNA).- In the wake of Pope Francis' 2015 trip to Paraguay, a local charity was founded in order to help feed dozens of children whose parents struggle to make ends meet.

An Indian woman became a nun...because of elephants?

Orissa, India, Aug 17, 2017 / 01:02 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Nine years ago, Christians in the Kandhamal district of Odisha, India suffered the worst attacks against Christians in modern times in the country.

Shock and grief after mudslide in Sierra Leone kills hundreds

Freetown, Sierra Leone, Aug 16, 2017 / 12:08 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- A massive mudslide in Sierra Leone's capital city has left hundreds dead and thousands homeless, with relief agencies hurrying to respond.

Archbishop Gomez: Make Oscar Romero's mission your own

Los Angeles, Calif., Aug 16, 2017 / 07:02 am (EWTN News/CNA).- The 100th birthday of Blessed Oscar Romero was a time for Los Angelenos to reflect on the martyred Salvadoran bishop's virtues and how his vision can be made a reality today

Iceland is 'eradicating' Down syndrome…by aborting everyone who has it

Reykjavik, Iceland, Aug 16, 2017 / 04:22 am (EWTN News/CNA).- A recent article from CBS News proclaims that "few countries have come as close to eradicating Down syndrome births as Iceland."