Despite the 2015 nuclear deal, both party platforms are more belligerent toward Iran than they were four years ago.
The comments came Tuesday at the release of the latest U.S. State Department report on international religious freedom.
More and more, special training is needed for church members who arrive when disasters or terror strike.
An Israeli agency accused the the U.S.-based Christian humanitarian aid organization, one of the world' largest, of diverting "tens of millions of dollars" in donations to the terrorist group.
Aboard the Papal Plane: Francis said he would address the sexual abuse allegations against the high-ranking Vatican official after the Australian justice investigation concludes.
Updated: Armed men burst into a Catholic church Tuesday morning near Rouen, France, and slit the throat of a priest who was celebrating Mass.
Remembering the victims of the terrorist attack in Nice, France, Pope Francis prayed that God give comfort to grieving families and foil future plans to harm others.
Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Louis Sako, on the Muslim feast of Eid al-Fitr, called for tolerance and forgiveness to fight extremism, hatred and terrorism.
Speaking at a prayer service Thursday in the Karrada section of Baghdad for the victims of the July 3 bombing that killed more than 290 people and wounded 200, the patriarch emphasized that "there is a spiritual, moral, and patriotic side for our prayer."
Italian authorities made the arrests Thursday of six suspects who allegedly received orders from the Islamic State terrorist group.
Only a "collective international response" can thwart the specter of terrorism that crosses borders, according to the Vatican's permanent observer mission to the United Nations.