Some observers fear the refugee crisis has diverted attention of governments and institutions from the plight of Europe's Roma.
Despite Russia's Orthodox church announcing it was pulling out of a major Pan-Orthodox Council earlier this week, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I insisted it go ahead.
NCR Editorial: Laudato Si' places care of the Earth squarely in our Catholic identity and spiritual foundation.
Eco Catholic: Environmental degradation is a social justice issue that cannot be ignored, say the heads of Faith in Public Life and Sierra Club.
Eco Catholic: Pope Francis one year ago called for dialogue about the state of "our common home." What's been the impact?
Just Catholic: Canada is the latest country to push for legislation that ends life.
A commission of Catholic bishops has called on the European Union to more actively promote peace and reconciliation to ease tensions and conflicts on country borders.
Eco Catholic: Ahead of the one-year anniversary of Laudato Si', parishes worldwide have worked to implement Pope Francis' environmental encyclical into programs.
Philippine Catholic bishops called for vigilance against bullying, ostracism and harassment of gay people in the wake of the mass shooting in Orlando, Fla.
Preview: Old Fadama's famous Agbogbloshie electronic waste "dump" is where people break apart the world's e-waste and burn the parts down to salvageable metals.