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12 Jun 2014 – FAIRFIELD, Conn. (CNS) — Supporters of a new method for promoting Christian unity hailed the election of Pope Francis as presenting new opportunities for the Catholic Church to do what they believe all Christians must do: honestly face their internal problems, grow in fidelity to Christ and ask what their ecumenical partners can teach them.   Read more...
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12 Jun 2014 – BEIRUT (CNS) — Church leaders in northern Iraq struggled to find shelter for Christians who were among hundreds of thousands who fled Mosul, the country’s second-largest city, after Islamist forces took over much of the town, a Chaldean Catholic archbishop said.   Read more...
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12 Jun 2014 – ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (CNS) — Eritrea’s four Catholic bishops said the vast numbers of people fleeing the country, as well as those in prison or the army, had left the African country desolate.  Read more...
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10 Jun 2014 – KIEV, Ukraine (CNS) — Ukrainian Catholic bishops thanked people around the world for their prayers over the last six months and asked for continued prayers for peace in their country.  Read more...
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06 Jun 2014 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — All Christians, not just those facing conflict and persecution, need to trust, hope and help each other be more like Christ, Pope Francis said.  Read more...
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02 Jun 2014 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A “globalization of indifference” has taken hold of too many of the world’s people, numbing them to the horrifying reality faced by the people of Syria and other innocent victims of war and violence around the world, Pope Francis said.  Read more...
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02 Jun 2014 – Vatican City, 31 May 2014 (VIS) — Yesterday afternoon the pope delivered a message to the participants in the meeting with Catholic charitable associations who work in the context of the crisis in Syria, organized by the Pontifical Council Cor Unum.   Read more...
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30 May 2014 – WARSAW, Poland (CNS) — A Catholic bishop in eastern Ukraine said church members are afraid to attend Mass in Donetsk and other towns after a priest from Poland was abducted by pro-Russia separatists.  Read more...


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