Nation/World

Nation/World

Nothing can Keep God from Seeking Those Who Stray, Pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – There is no such thing as a soul that is lost forever, only people who are waiting to be found,...

Church Groups call Attention to Puerto Rico’s Environmental Disaster

CATANO, Puerto Rico (CNS) – Members of several Catholic groups joined representatives of more than 30 organizations for a march to “raise awareness and...

Commission Head: Religious Freedom Worldwide has ‘Spiraled Downward’

WASHINGTON (CNS) – The state of religious freedom worldwide saw more decline than improvement in the last year, said Robert George, chairman of the...

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...

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...

Pope Reminds World of Suffering in War-Torn Ukraine

  VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis' pleas for humanitarian aid for Ukraine are bringing needed attention to a forgotten war, said Ukrainian Catholic...

Education, Trauma Counseling Key to Helping Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

  ZAHLE, Lebanon (CNS) -- On a rainy spring day, the misery of hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees is compounded as they shelter in...

God Excludes no one From His Love; Offers Mercy, not Hate, Pope says

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY -- Jesus brought humanity God’s merciful, saving love, not hatred and animosity, Pope Francis said. “Jesus makes visible a...

Saint’s Relics Found in Rubble of Church Destroyed by Terrorists

By Gaby Maniscalco Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY -- The relics of Syrian Saint Elian, which originally were thought to have been destroyed by members of...

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...