National / International News

National / International News

Pope to teens: Don't fall for hate, fearmongers; find nice friends

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Don't fall for hate and fearmongering from others; make new friends instead and always help and show concern for others, Pope Francis told the world's teens.

Nothing can stop God's mercy – not even sin, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) — On Wednesday Pope Francis launched a new series of catechesis on mercy for his general audiences, telling pilgrims that the love and forgiveness of God can’t be overcome by anything, including our sin.

Holy Jordan: sheltering the living stones of our Christian faith

JORDAN -- When 52-year-old Nawal Gaggo Butrus addressed our group of American Catholic journalists, her demeanor immediately changed from quiet and private to public and forthright. When asked what she wants the world to know about their situation as refugees living in Jordan, Nawal declared, “If you’re not going to fight ISIS … then please … help us get to safety to live in peace.”