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This time, Guterres visits Zaatari refugees as the U.N.’s top official

As the Catholic secretary-general visited the world's biggest camp for Syrian refugees, he made an impassioned plea: Stop Syria's devastating war.

Pope: God promises the ‘impossible,’ asks people hope against all hope

Real Christian hope "is not based on our word, but on God's Word" and promises of salvation and eternal life, the pope said during his general audience in St. Peter's Square March 29.

Congo’s bishops give up on peace mediation

Catholic bishops in Congo have abandoned attempts to arrange a government-opposition power-sharing agreement, amid rising violence.

Cardinal Pell talks technology, Trump, Brexit at book presentation

"Connected World," by Father Philip Larrey, a philosophy professor at Rome's Pontifical Lateran University, studies the impact and long-term consequences of increasingly advanced technology and the rise of artificial intelligence on society.

Pope urges bishops from western Canada to be close to their people

The bishops were making their "ad limina" visits to the Vatican to report on the status of their dioceses.

Global peace, security demand an end to nuclear weapons, pope tells U.N.

"International peace and stability cannot be based on a false sense of security, on the threat of mutual destruction or total annihilation, or on simply maintaining a balance of power," he said in the message.

Resentment, complaints are rooted in the sin of sloth, pope says

People should stop blaming and complaining so they can be filled with God's joy and rise up to life's challenges, Pope Francis said.

Prevention helps parishes survive worst fires in Chile’s history

Throughout the country, more than 90 different fires killed 11 people, scorched nearly 445,000 acres, destroyed hundreds of homes and ruined livelihoods.

Mexican archdiocese: Companies that work on border wall are ‘traitors’

"What's regrettable is that on this side of the border, there are Mexicans ready to collaborate with a fanatical project that annihilates the good relationship between two nations that share a common border," said the March 26 editorial in the archdiocesan publication Desde la Fe.

Message in a bottle: Letters need humble response, say abuse survivors

Acknowledging letters from victims of sexual abuse and treating them with respect is the least church officials can offer, said survivors of clergy sex abuse. What survivors want to see beyond a simple letter of response, however, is "action, child protection, perpetrators prosecuted and removed."