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Forgiveness turns evil into good, pope tells Catholics in Geneva

GENEVA -- At the end of a day dedicated to celebrating 70 years of an ecumenical fellowship forged by the World Council of Churches,...

Ex-Vatican diplomat: U.S., North Korea must return to negotiating table

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — The United States and North Korea must return to the negotiating table and focus on improving the quality of...

Photo of the week: Syria’s children

Catholic News Service Syrian children risk becoming 'lost generation,' Vatican official says  VATICAN CITY — Without family, a legal identity and adequate education, children uprooted by...

Vatican representative urges all nations to abolish death penalty

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — The Catholic Church firmly opposes the death penalty and urges all states to move toward its abolition, said the...

Vatican official at U.N. meeting urges family-unity priority for migrants

GENEVA — Migrant families whose members are often separated pose unique challenges as globalization sweeps the world and deserve special consideration so that family...

Vatican officials address U.N. panel looking at abuse of children

VATICAN CITY — Testifying before the U.N. Committee on the Rights of the Child, a Vatican representative acknowledged the horror of clerical sexual abuse...

Refugee treaty needs improvement, says Vatican official

GENEVA — More than half a century after its creation, an international treaty designed to protect refugees has room for improvement, a Vatican official...

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