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Iraqi patriarch appeals for aid to Christians in Ninevah Plain

Two years after the Islamic State's defeat in Iraq, there is "a crucial need" to help young people build a future in their homeland and for a comprehensive health service, said Cardinal Louis Sako.

Indonesian bishops to take steps to address claims of sexual abuse

The secretary of the Indonesian bishops' seminary commission confirmed the claim saying that his commission had received reports from sources detailing at least 56 abuse victims.

Martyrdom comes from following Christ without compromise, pope says

Martyrdom "is the sign that we are on Jesus' path; it's a blessing from the Lord that within the people of God there is someone who gives this witness of martyrdom," he said.

Rome conference focuses on holistic approach to caring for elderly

Religions share an understanding of the importance of caring for people's physical, emotional and spiritual needs -- and this precious insight is especially needed in the field of palliative care, said Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia.

Bethlehem family feels the pull of living in the town of Jesus’ birth

UPDATED - Brothers Peter and Eli Hosh grew up knowing that their hometown was not only the place where they went to school and ran down to the corner market for their mother, but the town where Jesus was born.

Venezuelan refugees finding jobs in Brazil, thanks to Catholics

Over the past few years, hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans have fled their economically stricken and politically volatile country. Many remain in camps in Brazil and Colombia seeking a better life.

U.S. brother beatified on soccer fields of Guatemalan school he served

Blessed Miller was remembered as a martyr for education, whose commitment to teaching, mentoring and protecting the young Mayan men in his care -- amid the atrocities of Guatemala's civil war -- cost him his life.

Pope’s 2019: Preaching the Gospel globally, dealing with scandals

For Pope Francis, 2019 included his sixth anniversary as pope, his 83rd birthday and his 50th anniversary as a priest, but it also was a year that saw him still confronted with the clerical sexual abuse crisis and with Vatican financial scandals.

Pope names Cardinal Tagle to lead evangelization congregation

The Vatican also announced that Cardinal Filoni would become grand master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem.

Pope prays for ‘Normandy Summit,’ peace in Ukraine

French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel were to take part in the peace summit Dec. 9 along with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.