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Bishop urges Tillerson to use diplomacy to resolve simmering Congo crisis

WASHINGTON — The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on International Justice and Peace called on Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to undertake diplomatic...

Pope recognizes martyrdom of Father Rother, Oklahoma priest killed in Guatemala...

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has recognized the martyrdom of Father Stanley Rother of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, making him the first martyr...

At Bangui mosque and Mass, pope says ‘God is peace, salam’

Catholic News Service BANGUI, Central African Republic — Pope Francis ended his visit to the violence-torn Central African Republic with cries for peace and pleas...

At Marian shrine, pope tells Sri Lankans reconciliation requires repentance

Catholic News Service COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Pope Francis told Sri Lankans seeking reconciliation after two-and-a-half decades of civil war that, before they can forgive...

Pope Francis to Sri Lankans: Reconciliation means dialogue, ‘pursuit of truth’

Catholic News Service COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Arriving in Sri Lanka, a country recovering from two-and-a-half decades of ethnic and religious civil war, Pope Francis...

2014 was a year marked by millions suffering in the Middle...

Catholic News Service The story of the Middle East in 2014 is one of war and displacement, broken families and tireless aid workers, and the...

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