Powerful photos and eyewitness testimonies tell the story of the “Holocaust by Bullets” on exhibit through May 23.
It all began with an unexpected phone call.
A single, yellow wildflower is a vivid reminder of the tragic toll the six-year war has taken on the people of Syria.
VATICAN CITY — Without commenting on the authenticity of alleged Marian apparitions in Medjugorje, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Pope Francis has appointed a Polish archbishop to study the pastoral needs of the townspeople and the thousands of pilgrims who flock to the town each year. The pope chose Archbishop Henryk Hoser of Warsaw-Praga as his special envoy to […]
VATICAN CITY — The sexual abuse of children by those who have vowed to serve Christ and the church is a horrendous monstrosity that represents “a diabolical sacrifice” of innocent, defenseless lives, Pope Francis said. The church, which must protect the weakest, has a duty “to act with extreme severity with priests who betray their […]
NEW YORK — Five Archdiocese of New York schools will close at the end of the academic year while another will be converted to prekindergarten education. Schools closing include St. Ann, Visitation and St. Mary schools in the Bronx, St. Gregory the Great School in Manhattan and St. Peter’s Regional School in Liberty, about two […]
VATICAN CITY — Mali security forces arrested two suspects who they believe were involved in the kidnapping of a Colombian nun Feb. 7 in southern Mali. Sr. Gloria Cecilia Narvaez Argoti, 56, a member of the Franciscan Sisters of Mary Immaculate, was taken by armed men in Karangasso village near the Burkina Faso border, according […]
VATICAN CITY — After a handful of public challenges to Pope Francis’ teaching and authority, the members of the pope’s international Council of Cardinals began their February meeting expressing their “full support” for his work. Honduran Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga, coordinator of the council, began the meeting Feb. 13 assuring the pope of the cardinals’ […]
MOSUL, Iraq — As some residents of the city of Mosul celebrate their new freedom from the Islamic State group, an Iraqi Christian leader who visited the war-torn city said Christian residents are unlikely to return. “I don’t see a future for Christians in Mosul,” said Fr. Emanuel Youkhana, a priest, or archimandrite, of the […]
IRVINGTON, N.J. — Auxiliary Bishop Manuel A. Cruz of Newark told a congregation he was fine Jan. 29, the day after he had been punched in the mouth by an assailant. “He did meet and address the congregation this morning to tell everybody that he was fine and that, certainly, people should not be making […]