Eco Catholic: Catholics are joining fellow Christians in the celebration that runs from the Sept. 1 day of prayer through Oct. 4, the feast of St. Francis of Assisi.
Pope Francis led prayers for the victims of Italy's earthquake and announced plans to visit survivors in the affected area soon.
Eco Catholic: Residents are slowly rebuilding after an April earthquake killed more than 670 people and left as many as 80,000 homeless.
NCR Today: As coalition forces have liberated cities from ISIS occupation, the international community has become aware of the needs of the liberated populations.
NCR Today: "When you are with them in the field you see that all these people are human beings. ... They just need a hand to walk next to them."
Pope Francis met with French President Francois Hollande at the Vatican just three weeks after an elderly priest was brutally murdered by Islamist militants in northern France.
Eco Catholic: Catholics in Vietnam's Vinh diocese who attended feast of the Assumption celebrations Monday were urged to help victims of marine pollution and to protect the environment.
For the first time, a same-sex couple were able to have a full wedding in a Protestant church in Berlin-Brandenburg on Aug. 14.
Preview: Honduras' San Martin mine has been closed since 2009. But its impact on local communities, people living in the area say, continues to this day.