Pope offers to help, meet families following massacre in Nice

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis offered his help to the people of Nice in a surprise phone call following a deadly attack during Bastille Day celebrations, said the head of an association of Italians living in France.


Healing racial divide starts with dialogue, black bishops say

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The threat of being pulled over by police and arrested for something that even "hinted of going beyond the status quo," was very real to retired Bishop John H. Ricard of Pensacola-Tallahassee, Florida, when he was growing up in segregated Baton Rouge, Louisiana.


Pope calls Bastille Day attacks an act of 'blind violence'

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis condemned the attack on Bastille Day Celebrations in France, calling it an act of "blind violence."