The Vatican is funding a job-creation program for Iraqi refugees in Jordan, a country that is hosting close to 1.5 million refugees, but is struggling to provide work for them.
Pope Francis appointed Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen, a former refugee who had fled war-torn Vietnam by boat, to lead the Australian Diocese of Parramatta.
Eco Catholic: The observation came in Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran''s message for the Buddhist celebration of Vesakh.
The tears shed by men, women and children around the world each day cry out for mercy, compassion and consolation, Pope Francis said during a Year of Mercy prayer service.
Vatican: Pope Francis urges European leaders to "build bridges and tear down walls" in the face of the continuing migrant crisis.
A new Vatican magazine will give attention to women's voices, something that has been missing in the church despite women's important role in announcing the Gospel, said Cardinal Pietro Parolin.
Pope Francis will welcome several thousand homeless and vulnerable people from all over Europe when they make a pilgrimage to Rome in November.
Four Sisters of the Holy Child Mary who were part of a global effort to make a complete map and catalog of the starry skies.
Italian authorities made the arrests Thursday of six suspects who allegedly received orders from the Islamic State terrorist group.
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Pope Francis called for better coordination in treatment of cancer, in a collaboration of political and religious efforts to mitigate the disease.