National / International News

National / International News

Strong words from the Vatican as migrant crisis spikes worldwide

VATICAN CITY (CNA) -- Warning: graphic and disturbing photo shown below. Reader discretion is advised. A Vatican official in charge of assisting migrants spoke about the increasing number of refugees around the globe and stressed that they should be welcomed as brothers and sisters — not seen as a burden.

Texas parish thrilled to have pope as surprise guest at ABC town hall

MCALLEN, Texas (CNS) -- At Sacred Heart Church in McAllen, members of the community, most of them volunteers at a respite center for immigrants at Sacred Heart parish hall, were invited to a special event by ABC News, but were not informed in advance of just how special that event would be.

Cardinal: Britons crying out for more generous response to migrants

LONDON (CNS) -- Images of drowned refugees are causing the British people to cry out for a more generous response to the migrant crisis engulfing Europe, said an English cardinal.