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Cardinal says world leaders sidestepping persecution of Christians

PEAPACK, N.J. —Cardinal Edwin F. O'Brien told Catholics gathered for Mass and a symposium in the Metuchen Diocese that “the enormity of today’s modern...

Conflicts and drought mean famine looms for 20 million Africans

Catholic News Service Conflict and drought are threatening more than 20 million people in four countries with the prospect of famine, and the U.N. has...

Bishop briefs Tillerson on church’s interest in building the ‘common good’

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on International Justice and Peace met with the country’s top diplomat, Rex Tillerson,...

Pope calls on world to help Africans in desert region

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI urged the international community to address the problems of poverty and malnutrition in Africa's Sahel region. "The...

Pope expresses concern for Africa’s educational crisis

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY -- In his document on the church in Africa, Pope Benedict XVI addressed the educational crisis on the continent, calling...

In Benin, pope asks church to care for ‘the poor, the...

COTONOU, Benin -- On a three-day visit to Benin, Pope Benedict XVI urged African Catholics to witness the hope of the Gospel in their...

In Benin, pope urges Africans to uphold family values

COTONOU, Benin -- Arriving in Benin for a three-day visit, Pope Benedict XVI urged the African continent to protect its ancient values in the...

Pope to outline church’s pastoral direction in Africa

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY -- Pope Benedict XVI is making his second trip as pope to Africa in mid-November, spending three days in Benin...

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