National / International News

National / International News

MRS director says refugee screening process is thorough, keeps U.S. safe

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The extensive vetting process that all refugees undergo before arriving in the United States "screens out any possible threat of terrorism," said the executive director of the U.S. bishops' Migration and Refugee Services.

At Bangui mosque and Mass, pope prays for 'salam,' peace

BANGUI, Central African Republic (CNS) — Pope Francis ended his visit to the violence-torn Central African Republic with cries for peace and pleas for a mercy that seeks and grants forgiveness.

Pope in Bangui: Open the doors of mercy, counter violence with love

BANGUI, Central African Republic (CNS) — Put down the weapons of war and work for justice, Pope Francis urged the people of the Central African Republic.