Caritas warns of rise in human trafficking amid pandemic

As governments and world leaders struggle to contain the coronavirus pandemic, they must also work harder to protect victims of human trafficking, said the Vatican-based international network of Catholic charities.

Saintly caution: Church's reputation on the line when judging sanctity

Thousands of saints have been canonized after thorough investigations into their lives, while the causes of many other candidates have been suspended or closed when there is insufficient evidence of sanctity, or the lack of miracle. But there are also causes that have been closed or delayed due to proverbial "skeletons in the closet."

Ahead of G-20 meeting, Caritas urges debt relief for poor countries

As finance ministers representing the world's wealthiest countries prepare to meet online, Caritas Internationalis echoed Pope Francis' call for debt relief to poor countries reeling from war, poverty and the coronavirus pandemic.

Pope 'saddened' by Turkish court ruling to turn Hagia Sophia into mosque

Pope Francis said he was saddened after a Turkish court ruled to revert the iconic Hagia Sophia museum into a mosque.