The Mexico-based shelter La 72 houses young men, single mothers and families, and sees nearly 400 to 1,000 migrants a month.
GSR Preview: News of Russia's plans to withdraw forces from Syria is being cautiously welcomed by the Syrian refugees I have been meeting.
The U.N. children's agency warned that more than 80 percent of Syria's children have been harmed by the destructive conflict, as peace talks begin to end the Syrian war.
Eco Catholic: At least 25 Catholic groups joined nongovernmental organizations in condemning the murder of Honduran environmental activist Berta Caceres.
NCR Today: Since democratically elected president Manuel Zelaya was ousted in 2009, thousands of activists have been murdered.
NCR Today: In his third pontifical year, Francis opened a Year of Mercy, made five international trips, released an encyclical, closed the Synod of Bishops on the family.
Nairobi, Kenya: Kenya is one of the six HIV "high-burden" countries in Africa. At the end of 2013, about 1.6 million people were living with HIV.
The Auschwitz memorial and museum is setting aside July 20-28 and Aug. 1-3 exclusively for World Youth Day pilgrims who want to tour the former Nazi death camp.
What cannot be disputed is the budding friction between the state and Chinese Christians: Chinese authorities have torn down more than 1,200 crosses from churches, destroyed churches, rounded up activists.
Travel: The La Sagrada Familia, an art nouveau church in Barcelona, Catalonia, in Spain, broke ground in 1882, but construction continues to this day