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Russia, West must settle differences to achieve peace, cardinal says

Efforts to reach mutual understanding and discovering solutions to various world crises should "be placed above any national or, in any case, partisan interest," said the Vatican secretary of state.

‘We are bridge builders’: Maronite Catholic youth gather in Lebanon

The July 15-25 event, organized by the Maronite Patriarchate Youth Pastoral Office, followed the World Youth Day model.

China tells mainland media how to refer to retired Hong Kong bishop

Chinese propaganda chiefs have ordered mainland journalists not to describe outspoken Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun as the "emeritus" bishop of Hong Kong, but to instead use the word "former."

Catholic charities want people to hear migrants’ stories

In late September, Pope Francis will launch the "Share the Journey" campaign, a two-year program of Caritas Internationalis to promote encounters between people on the move and people living in the countries they are leaving, passing through or arriving in.

Now Hiring: Vatican ambassador is unique in U.S. diplomatic corps

The Holy See is more than just an independent sovereign state: It's also the home of the pope and a font of moral-ethical responses to world affairs coming from the Roman Curia. For that reason, ambassadors here have a unique mission before them.

In Tanzania, young people learn about selves as they help elderly

In helping abandoned elderly people in Tanzanian villages, young people have learned to care for themselves, too, said a nun who oversees the project that she began with Catholic friends in the U.S.

Canada’s Jesuits, indigenous hope canoe trip can foster reconciliation

The path to reconciliation between Canada and its First Nations' people will ultimately be a long journey, but the road to healing a schism developed over 400 years needs to start somewhere.

French priest’s martyrdom a life-changing event, archbishop says

The martyrdom of a French priest killed a year ago while celebrating Mass was an event that "has transformed me as a bishop," Archbishop Dominique Lebrun of Rouen said.

Theologians in Italy studying development of ‘Humanae Vitae’

Four theologians specializing in marriage and family life are studying Vatican archival material with a view of telling the whole story of how and why Blessed Paul VI wrote his encyclical "Humanae Vitae" on married love.

Young Indian Catholics look forward to Asian Youth Day in Indonesia

Young Indian Catholics set to participate in the upcoming seventh Asian Youth Day in Indonesia are expecting the event to change their perspectives on faith.