A Kenyan bishop said Lent is a time to celebrate and experience God's mercy, then donated clothing and food to more than 4,000 households on behalf of the bishops' conference.
A prison riot in the northern Mexican city of Monterrey claimed 52 lives, the day before Pope Francis was to arrive in Mexico City for a six-day trip.
NCR Today: An alliance of twelve Catholic reform groups called upon the Swiss bishops' conference to reaffirm the Swiss church's commitment to the Second Vatican Council.
Ciudad Juárez, Mexico -- a city notorious for a recent four-year battle among local cartels, resulting in more than 10,000 killings -- will host Pope Francis Feb. 17.
Joseph F.X. Zahra, a Maltese economist spoke at a U.N. event on economics, saying economic systems are operated by people and should be based on principles of freedom and dignity.
The indigenous people of Chiapas, Mexico, hope that Pope Francis' trip will revive dreams of social justice represented to many here by the Zapatista movement of the mid-1990s.
Soul Seeing: Rather than trumpeting retaliation with bombs and soldiers, imagine risking relationship with those in the Islamic State group, rather than maintaining the us versus them stalemate.
Col. Inocente Orlando Montano's extradition has set off a chain reaction in El Salvador, as authorities pursue suspects wanted for the killing of six Jesuit priests.
Pope Francis sent condolences to Taiwan following a magnitude-6.4 earthquake that left at least 37 people dead as the island prepared to celebrate Chinese New Year, reported ucanews.com.
At the Intersection: The Zika virus adds to the hardship women face regarding fertility and pregnancy and a lack of access to control over their own bodies.