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12 Apr 2013 – OXFORD, England (CNS) — Russia’s Catholic Church expressed surprise and concern after a wave of raids on its parishes and charities, part of a government clampdown on organizations with foreign links.  Read more...
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11 Apr 2013 – CAIRO (CNS) — Mounting sectarian violence in Egypt is pushing tens of thousands of Egyptian Christians to look for security abroad, say Christian community members, church leaders and aid workers.  Read more...
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11 Apr 2013 – OXFORD, England (CNS) — The election of Pope Francis, an Argentine, to lead the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics confirms what observers have long known: Vast demographic shifts in the Catholic population are reconfiguring the face of the church and shifting the institution’s center from its historic European heartland.  Read more...
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10 Apr 2013 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Each recognizing the important role the other plays on the global stage, Pope Francis and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met at the Vatican on 9 April, discussing common efforts to promote peace and protect human dignity.  Read more...
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03 Apr 2013 – CAIRO (CNS) — On a recent afternoon in Cairo, Comboni Father Giuseppe Scattolin was delving into 13th-century Sufi poems at his desk in the single room he inhabits, on an upper floor of a building that also houses an Arabic language school and its related administrative offices.  Read more...
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02 Apr 2013 – TRICHUR, India (CNS) — Catholics in southern India faced double tragedies at Easter time: the murder of the rector of a regional major seminary and the suicide of a young nun.  Read more...
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01 Apr 2013 – BEIRUT (CNS) — In Easter messages, Catholic patriarchs in the Middle East highlighted the need for an end to the war in Syria, now entering its third year.  Read more...
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27 Mar 2013 – TRICHUR, India (CNS) — The Delhi high court asked the Indian government to exempt Christians from working on Good Friday and Easter, after the Ministry of Finance made the two days mandatory work days.  Read more...


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