In the small village of Idomeni, an informal refugee camp immersed in rubbish, toxic fumes and mud is the home of more than 1,200 Yazidis.
Efforts to protect men, women and children suffering religious persecution and to promote respect for religious freedom globally is "a top priority for the United States," said Knox Thames.
Global Sisters Report Preview: Memories still haunt the people of Lebanon who have experienced war.
Idomeni, Greece -- Overcrowding at a makeshift refugee camp led police and bulldozers to knock down tents and relocate hundreds of migrants.
Tunisia's Ennahda movement, the most successful Islamist party to emerge from the Arab Spring revolts, has renounced political Islam and declared it will operate in politics as "Muslim democrats."
NCR Today: Pope John Paul placed the events of August 1945 in the context of humanity's long history of civil wars: for lovers of humanity all wars are civil.
Preview: A Guatemalan mine is slated to cease operations, renewing issues about the economics, environmental and social costs of its operation.
Distinctly Catholic: We have had a year to study the text and to ponder it and to pray over it. Now it is time to take action.
Fr. Thaddeus Nguyen Van Ly was released from prison three days ahead of the May 22 arrival of U.S. President Barack Obama.
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin confirmed that Pope Francis, or his successor, will visit Ireland in 2018 for the World Meeting of Families.