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Pope Francis kneels in prayer as he visits the Anglican martyrs' shrine at Namugongo in Kampala, Uganda Nov. 28. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Honor your martyrs by putting faith into action, pope tells Ugandans

KAMPALA, Uganda (CNS) — As Pope Francis encouraged Ugandan Christians to draw inspiration from the 19th-century Ugandan Martyrs, he carried with him graphic images of the horrors the 45 Anglican and Catholic martyrs endured. The pope made an early morning visit Nov. 28 to the Anglican shrine and museum located on the site where many…

Maureen Orth poses for a photo at National Geographic's building in Washington Nov. 24. Orth visited several countries and interviewed dozens of people with strong devotional ties to Mary -- from those who claim to have seen her to those who believe Mary's intercession has healed them and those who simply seek her spiritual guidance. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn) See GEOGRAPHIC-MAGAZINE-MARY Nov. 25, 2015.

National Geographic magazine’s cover story reveals Mary’s appeal

November 26, 2015 WASHINGTON (CNS) — Maureen Orth, a special correspondent for Vanity Fair magazine who has written about music icons, world leaders and Hollywood celebrities, tackled a completely different subject for National Geographic magazine: the Virgin Mary. For the magazine’s December cover story, “Mary the most powerful woman in the world,” Orth visited several…

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