A German Catholic leader's defense of religious freedom has triggered a backlash after anti-Muslim statements by far-right politicians in the country.
Catholic agencies are beginning to build temporary shelters for thousands of families in Ecuador made homeless by the South American country's worst natural disaster in nearly seven decades.
Trinh and other women in her situation find that help from women religious is their only option for surviving domestic violence and its destructive impact.
A Roman Catholic bishop has challenged Austria's plans to construct a fence to keep out refugees by refusing to allow the authorities to build on church land.
Jesuit Refugee Service has a very specific answer to Pope Francis' call to put mercy on the leading edge of a church reaching out to the peripheries -- education.
Global Sisters Report Preview: World leaders gathered April 22 at the United Nations to sign the Paris Agreement.
Zambians are shocked and ashamed of the xenophobic violence in the capital, Lusaka, in which mostly Rwandans' homes and shops were ransacked, a church official said.
Viewpoint: This Earth Day, we are at an impasse. The wisdom we need today comes from the marginalized, mystics, and a wounded Earth crying for life.
A breakdown between the Roman Catholic church and the government in Burundi is raising concerns over stability in the East African nation, as officials accuse the church of sponsoring violence.
Catholic bishops have welcomed a unanimous 278-0 vote by the House of Commons declaring atrocities committed by Islamic State as "genocide."