New York Archdiocese closes 20 schools; six more close in Brooklyn Diocese

Twenty schools in the Archdiocese of New York will not reopen in the fall because of the financial fallout caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Ex-Salvadoran officer: 'High command' gave order to kill Jesuits in '89

A former Salvadoran army officer has testified that the "high command" gave orders to eliminate Jesuits priests during the country's civil war. He also said the Central American country's president would have known of the crimes to be committed and did not intervene.

Retired Pope Benedict follows his brother's funeral virtually

Retired Pope Benedict XVI followed the funeral of his brother, Georg Ratzinger, via livestreaming, reported the German Catholic news agency KNA.


Pope: Migrants seeking new life end up instead in 'hell' of detention

Decrying the unimaginable "hell" migrants experience in detention centers, Pope Francis urged all Christians to examine how they do or don't help — as Jesus commanded — the people God has placed in their path.