News Briefs

News Briefs

A Brotherly Embrace Brings Pope and Russian Patriarch Together

HAVANA (CNS) -- At long last, Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill of Moscow embraced, kissing each other three times. "Finally," the pope...

Pope to Congress: Stop Bickering, World Needs Your Help

By Cindy Wooden WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The past, the promise and the potential of the United States must not be smothered by bickering and even...

Look at Your Own Sins Before Judging Others, Pope says at Audience

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY -- Christians must look to their own sins and failings and not fall into the temptation of...

God has a Weakness for Humble Hearts, Pope says at Audience

By Junno Arocho Esteves, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) – While the prayer of a proud person isn’t strong enough to reach God’s heart, the...

Pope: Missionaries of Charity Killed in Yemen are ‘Martyrs of Charity’

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The four Missionaries of Charity murdered March 4 in Yemen “are the martyrs of today,” Pope Francis said. “They gave...

South Carolina Bishop asks for Prayers, Support for Families Affected by Floods

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (CNS) -- Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone of Charleston asked for prayers for the families of those killed as well as for those...

Indian Couples Frustrated as Missionaries of Charity Stop Adoptions

KOLKATA, India (CNS) – Seventeen-month-old Anirban Mukherjee playfully touches his mother’s face with his fingers at Shishu Bhavan, the Missionaries of Charity children’s home....

Cuban Church Officials say they need Pope Francis, ‘Missionary of Mercy’

WASHINGTON -- Ever since Pope Francis’ visit to Cuba was announced, Cuban church officials have billed him as the “missionary of mercy.” And it’s...

Dominican Nuns Keep Hope Alive Among Displaced in Northern Iraq

  By Paul Jeffrey Catholic News Service IRBIL, Iraq (CNS) -- When the Islamic State group rolled across Iraq's Ninevah Plain in 2014, tens of thousands...

Mother Teresa Upheld as the Human Face of Eternal Hope at U.N.

UNITED NATIONS (CNS) – Saint Teresa of Kolkata was described as the human face of eternal hope who embodied the founding principles of the...