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
Faith and Justice: Believers must join in condemning contemptuous and hateful speech directed at any religious group.
The Anglican Church in Kenya has become the latest province to announce it will boycott the Anglican Consultative Council meeting in Zambia over the participation of the Episcopal Church.
Travel: Since last year, the Buenos Aires tourism agency has been offering a free three-hour circuit tracing the pope’s life.
British Bishop Declan Lang of Clifton declared that Catholics should be in solidarity with persecuted atheists. He decried the hacking deaths of Bangladeshi bloggers that have occurred in recent years.