The Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem condemned the vandalism of graves at the Salesians of Don Bosco Beit Jamal monastery outside Jerusalem, calling for respect toward people of different religious backgrounds.
A U.S. bishop visiting the Holy Land for the second year in a row said Palestinians whose land has been divided by the Israeli separation barrier "have lost hope."
Catholic communities in China's northeastern provinces are using social media to evangelize in the winter while still offering pastoral care directly to the elderly Catholics to fill the digital gap.
In the wake of U.S. government apprehending and deporting Central American migrants who entered the U.S. illegally, interest groups and parishioners are organizing to help the migrants.
Lebanon continues to bear the brunt of absorbing massive numbers of refugees. A commonly cited figure is that one in four people in Lebanon is displaced from Syria.
One year after the attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, the nation's bishops asked what people learned and emphasized that religions must live and work together in society.
Congregation of the Doctrine of Faith Prefect Cardinal Gerhard Müller spoke with the German weekly Die Zeit about the state of the church in 2015.
NCR Today: Presidential election consumes the U.S., the world seeks solutions to Syrian crisis, and the church moves forward with Francis.
For development agencies like Catholic Relief Services, contending with land ownership and land tenure issues is a central concern of post-disaster recovery.
Religious representatives promised to work to protect the environment and cope with climate change at a national conference that drew 400 participants to this central Vietnam area in early December.