Archbishop Louis Raphaël I Sako, the head of the Chaldean Catholic church, called Dec. 10 for deployment of international ground forces in the region to fight the Islamic State group.
Eco Catholic: "We are hearing and heeding the cry of persons and earth impacted by fracking," Mercy Sr. Aine O'Connor said among a throng of environmental activists.
COP21 -- The presentation of the 29-page draft text still harbors numerous bracketed phrases, indicating still up-for-debate issues. Talks will continue through Friday.
Eco Catholic: I would never have found the Jesuit Church of St. Ignace if I hadn't snuck into the department store Le Bon Marché, the neighbor that dwarfs the church.
Le Bourget, France -- Several U.S. sisters say global climate treaty negotiations have ebbed and flowed, but they sense a deal to emerge, in part due to France itself.
Paris --- With less than a week to go, the decisions about financing and temperature limits at the U.N. climate summit aren't getting any easier.
The rise of ISIS (also known as Daesh, ISIL, or the "Islamic State") is a direct consequence of the fateful U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq.
Making A Difference: As Christians prepare to celebrate the birth of the Prince of Peace, much of the world is at war -- particularly in the Holy Land.
GSR Preview: The study highlighted a trend linking violations of rights of people and rights of nature, underscoring the reality that the well-being of humans and nature is inextricably linked.
Africa is among the world's regions most in need of a "just and clear" global accord to combat climate change, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi told the U.N. climate conference in Paris.
"All African nations are contributing less to the total harmful emissions and are the most affected by climate change," he told other global leaders at gathering.
The summit aims to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on measures to stem climate change and protect the environment.