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19 Sep 2017 – OPTINA PUSTYN, Russia (CNS) — On Christmas night two years ago, Anya Bulochnikova, 29, first discovered Optina Monastery’s golden onion-shaped domes rising above the bucolic hills and snowdrifts of Russia’s Ugra National Park.  Read more...
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19 Sep 2017 – MOSCOW (CNS) — Many commentators in American media see Russian President Vladimir Putin as an authoritarian leader who rigs elections at home and abroad, silences political adversaries, rescinds civil rights and tirelessly plots to revive a Soviet-sized empire.  Read more...
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14 Sep 2017 – THRISSUR, India (CNS) — The secretary-general of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi “to intervene to stop hatred” in the eastern state of Jharkhand.  Read more...
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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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