Nation/World

Nation/World

Pope to Preside over Jubilee Year Celebrations

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- As the Year of Mercy continues, Pope Francis is preparing jubilee celebrations with teenagers, deacons and “those in need of...

Church Urges Nations, Society to Address Ongoing Issues Related to Drugs

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (CNS) -- Heroin and painkillers plague the streets of U.S. cities and small towns. Mexican drug cartels have turned swaths...

A little bit Country: Pope Looks at the Nitty-Gritty of Family Life

  By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service   VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis’ hymn to love and family life is more like a country song than a Disney...

Pope condemns ‘blind violence,’ offers prayers after Brussels attacks

      By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis, condemning the "blind violence" of the terrorist attacks in Brussels, offered his prayers to...

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...

Former First Lady Nancy Reagan Dies; Anti-drug Effort a Signature Cause

LOS ANGELES (CNS) -- Nancy Reagan, who became first lady of the United States in January 1981 following husband Ronald Reagan’s victory in the...

Sin Makes us Blind, but Confession Heals, Pope says

    By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY -- Exercise a little courage and go to confession, turn away from selfishness and sin and back to...

Pope Francis in Mexico

  “No More Death, No More Exploitation” Pope says at U.S.-Mexico Border By David Agren Catholic News Service CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico -- Speaking from the symbolic platform of the...

Pope Makes Long-Awaited Visit to Our Lady of Guadalupe

  By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service MEXICO CITY -- Pope Francis fulfilled his much-desired wish to pray in silence before the miraculous image of Our...

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...