VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis will be visiting Colombia in
mid-September as the Latin American nation works to implement a new peace deal
and rebuild after 52 years of war.
TORONTO — Humanitarian aid workers in Syria and Lebanon are
exhausted, said Helene Tremblay-Boyko, who recently traveled to the region.
AUSTIN, Texas — The juxtaposition was striking.
ARMAGH, Northern Ireland — The leader of the Catholic Church in
Ireland has urged Irish people and those of Irish descent celebrating St.
Patrick's Day to remember the plight of migrants.More
LIMA, Peru — Felicita Chipana was at work when the Rimac River
began to rise. By the time she got home, her kitchen was gone, swept away by
floodwaters that left scores of families homeless on the east side of this
sprawling capital city.More
The Vatican ensures the media give the message. More
VATICAN CITY — Accepting an invitation from Egypt's president and
top religious leaders, Pope Francis will visit Cairo April 28-29.More
VATICAN CITY — Czech Cardinal Miloslav Vlk, who washed windows
and ministered underground during communism, died of cancer March 18 in Prague
at the age of 84.More
In July 1938, despite being pregnant, Emilia Fernandez Rodriguez was given a six-year jail sentence for trying to shield her husband, Juan Cortes, from recruitment by Republican paramilitaries after they occupied Tijola and closed its church. More
NEW HAVEN, Conn. — A year after then-U.S. Secretary of State John
Kerry issued a declaration of genocide about atrocities carried out by the
Islamic State militant group, the head of the Knights of Columbus urged prayers
for "those who are being persecuted and killed for their faith."More
NEW YORK (CNS) — Four Daughters of St. Anne sisters — including
the provincial superior — were killed in a crash about 80 miles south of Addis
Ababa, Ethiopia, Catholic Near East Welfare Association reported.More
VATICAN CITY — The quest to find life on other planets got a
boost when astronomers confirmed the existence of at least seven Earth-sized
planets orbiting a red dwarf star just 40 light years away.More