Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta

Pope Francis waves during his Angelus prayer in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Nov. 16. The following day, Pope Francis confirmed he will visit Philadelphia in September for the World Meeting of Families. CNS photo/Alessandro Bianchi, Reuters
Pope Francis waves during his Angelus prayer in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Nov. 16. The following day, Pope Francis confirmed he will visit Philadelphia in September for the World Meeting of Families. CNS photo/Alessandro Bianchi, Reuters

Vatican City

Pope confirms he will visit Philadelphia in September

VATICAN CITY (CNS)—Pope Francis said he would attend the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia in September, making it the first confirmed stop on what is expected to be a more extensive papal visit to North America. The pope made the announcement Nov. 17 in a speech opening an interreligious conference on traditional marriage. “I […] Full Story

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Local News

  • Atlanta

    With its Catholic roots, Caminar Latino supports families

    ATLANTA—The newest youngster in the class gets his pick of a plush teddy bear, a cow, or another treasure among the stuffed animals. He goes home with a fuzzy white, snowball-looking creature as a reminder of the friends he made in this support group. The boy also hears why the group exists: The 18 kids […] Full Story

  • Atlanta

    Survivor of domestic violence helps others by breaking silence

    ATLANTA—One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Even more astounding is that one in four will be affected by domestic violence in her lifetime. Society talks openly about breast cancer; there are three-day walks to fight it, and many wear pink to raise awareness about the disease. When it comes to domestic […] Full Story

  • Lithonia

    Christ Our Hope parishioners send Ebola aid to native Sierra Leone

    LITHONIA—With family members in Sierra Leone, several men at Christ Our Hope Church are deeply concerned and sending needed supplies as the number of Ebola cases continues to rise in the West African nation. By Nov. 5, the World Health Organization had attributed 1,070 deaths to the virus in Sierra Leone, with more than 4,759 […] Full Story

  • Lilburn

    New studio gives greater reach to Hispanic Catholic radio in Atlanta

    LILBURN—A converted choir loft is the new home of Nuestra Fe Catholic Broadcasting Inc., transmitting its message from a church to Atlanta and the world. From two small rooms at Our Lady of the Americas Mission, in Lilburn, volunteers answer phone calls from Atlanta’s Hispanic Catholics, in addition to people from Mexico, Central and South […] Full Story