Attacks on clergy and parish buildings have raised questions as to whether the Catholic Church has come too close to politics in the conflict-torn Democratic Republic of Congo.
On April 12, Pope Francis named six priests, six laymen and one laywoman to be the new consultors or advisers to the Vatican Secretariat for Communications.
The number of countries with “high levels” of restrictions on religion due to government policies or actions of people increased in 2015, reversing a downward trend, according to a new study.
Two prominent Catholic leaders in Syria criticized the U.S. missile strikes against their nation, wondering why they occurred before investigations into the origins of the chemical attacks reported April 4.
The Somalia-based Islamist militant group al-Shabab is distributing food to drought-stricken residents in southern parts of the war-torn country, as fears of impending famine grow.
Msgr. Anthony Figueiredo's mission to the United States is of the utmost importance to the Vatican: to be the pope's ears on the ground.
The U.N. agency estimates that there are more than 663 million people “living without a safe water supply close to home.”
The new executive order temporarily banning refugees from certain majority-Muslim countries, signed March 6, now excludes Iraq from the ban.
Catholic leaders have expressed concern for tens of thousands of Iraqi Christian refugees sheltering in Jordan as access to international aid tightens with crises deepening in the Middle East and elsewhere.
South Sudan's Catholic bishops asked for the world's help to prevent mass starvation that threatens the lives of more than 5 million people.