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14 Sep 2017 – JERUSALEM (CNS) — Inside the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, U.S. Army veteran Rocio Villanueva fell onto the stone of the unction where tradition holds that Jesus was laid out after his crucifixion and touched her head to the smoothed surface.  Read more...
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Indian Salesian abducted in Yemen freed (Catholic News Service)
12 Sep 2017 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Indian Salesian Father Tom Uzhunnalil, who was abducted by Islamic State militants in Yemen and held captive for more than a year, was freed.  Read more...
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05 Sep 2017 – VIENNA (CNS) — Many people become more vulnerable to abuse and exploitation when safe, legal and affordable opportunities for immigration or asylum are lacking, a Vatican official told global leaders.  Read more...
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31 Aug 2017 – LVIV, Ukraine (CNS) — With the appointment of two new Ukrainian Catholic bishops in the United States, church leaders are hoping to reach out to church members in the diaspora.  Read more...
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30 Aug 2017 – OTTAWA (CNS) — As waves of asylum seekers continue to cross illegally into Canada from the United States, Catholic dioceses in Quebec and eastern Ontario are mobilizing to provide them with food, shelter and pastoral support.  Read more...
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29 Aug 2017 – CENTRALIA, Pa. (CNS) — Only a few structures still stand in this nearly abandoned borough 62 miles northeast of Harrisburg.  Read more...
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28 Aug 2017 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Vatican obviously is concerned about terrorist threats, “especially for the senseless hatred” it represents, and will continue to remain vigilant, said Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican secretary of state.  Read more...
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24 Aug 2017 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Although he said planning a papal trip to Russia was not on the agenda, the Vatican secretary of state said his visit to Moscow was designed to build on the meeting Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill had in Cuba in 2016.  Read more...


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