Pope Francis and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani met in a private meeting in which the pontiff pressed Rouhani on fostering Middle East peace and countering terrorism and arms trafficking.
Los Angeles Auxiliary Bishop Robert Barron told listeners at the 51st International Eucharistic Congress that only 30 percent of Catholics in the U.S. receive Communion. He called it a "disaster."
NCR Today: Sometimes it is difficult to understand why President Obama receives so little credit for what most of the world consider pretty historic achievements.
Bishop Antoine Nassif, newly ordained bishop for the Syriac Catholic church in Canada pledged to make priority the suffering and spiritual needs of beleaguered Syriacs seeking refuge in Canada.
Fr. Jeffrey Whorton, who served as Catholic chaplain for the U.S. military in Iraq and holds the rank of major, lamented the destruction of Iraq's oldest Christian monastery, St. Elijah.
Catholic lay organizations backed the Ghana bishops in calling on government officials to return two detainees released from the U.S.-run prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to American authorities.
GSR Preview: For over two decades, Augustinian Sr. Julia Thundathil has served 258 lepers from 85 families who live in an enclave she helps manage in central India.
Anti-Christian slogans in Hebrew were discovered scrawled along the walls of the Benedictine Dormition Abbey monastery and Greek Orthodox seminary, on Mount Zion by the walls of the Old City.
Deacon Arismendy Lozada was a well-known personality in Colombia but fled to Canada to stay alive. He is now in charge of the Latino community of the Archdiocese of Quebec.
GSR Preview: For 16 years, Loreto Sr. Ephigenia Gachiri has traveled across Kenya desperately trying to halt female genital mutilation. Though millions are still at risk, there are success stories.