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News in the Church today | 24.06.2024

News in the Church today | 24.06.2024

This is a summary of today’s significant news stories in the Church from EWTN Norway. We bring you key updates and insights to keep you informed about important events and developments.

Who Was St. John the Baptist? 11 Things to Know and Share

St. John the Baptist, a significant figure in Christianity, is known for baptizing Jesus and preaching about repentance. Key facts include his birth to elderly parents, his role as the forerunner to Christ, and his martyrdom at the hands of Herod Antipas. Celebrations of his feast day on June 24th highlight his importance in the Christian faith.

Pope Francis Appoints Gänswein to Diplomatic Role in Baltic States

Pope Francis has appointed Archbishop Georg Gänswein to a new diplomatic role in the Baltic States. Known for his close association with the late Pope Benedict XVI, Gänswein’s new position will involve representing the Holy See in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, furthering diplomatic and ecclesiastical relations in the region.

Summer Christmas: Why Does the Church Celebrate the Birthday of St. John the Baptist?

The Church celebrates the birth of St. John the Baptist on June 24th, known as the Nativity of St. John the Baptist. This date, falling six months before Christmas, is symbolically significant, reflecting John’s role in heralding the arrival of Jesus. The celebration, often termed “Summer Christmas,” highlights John’s unique role and his miraculous birth, as foretold by an angel to his parents.

Pope Francis: Jesus in the Eucharist Strengthens Us in Times of Trial

In a recent address, Pope Francis emphasized the power of the Eucharist in providing strength during difficult times. He highlighted that Jesus’ presence in the Eucharist offers comfort, guidance, and fortitude to the faithful, especially when facing personal and communal trials. The Pope’s message reinforces the central role of the Eucharist in Catholic life and spirituality.

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