Communities are clamoring for the church's help as they confront plans for a "charter city" free-trade zone and a gold rush they believe sounds a death knell for the region.
Nairobi, Kenya -- Pope Francis told Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta that his country should share its experience "shaping democracy" with others in the region.
St. Anthony's functions as a primary health care center, serving Iraqi and Syrian refugees, as well as Lebanon's poor. It is accredited by Lebanon's ministry of health.
NCR Today: The collective voices of U.S. bishops demanding fair treatment for refugees could serve as a counterweight to the hateful and offensive rhetoric we are hearing from too many politicians.
GSR Preview: The October Parliament of the World’s Religions pleaded for religious leaders to address climate, poverty, indigenous rights and women's equality.
A top Vatican official has invited bishops near and far to lend prayerful support to massive global demonstrations ahead of international climate negotiations and to encourage Catholics in their dioceses to partake.
Show kindness, understanding and mercy in today's broken and wounded world, Pope Francis said. He expressed his condolences and spiritual closeness to those affected in Mali by deadly attacks there.
Religious groups are pushing back against a wave of opposition toward Syrian refugees, working to preserve the U.S. as a haven for them. The Refugee Resettlement Program is under attack.
French Council of the Muslim Faith: "We must never tire of saying and repeating that authentic Islam is light years away from the hateful ideology of these terrorist criminals."
Eco Catholic: A pope-endorsed petition seeking Catholic support for substantial climate change action has netted its most prominent signer from the U.S. church hierarchy -- Cardinal Sean O'Malley.