National / International News

National / International News

Refugees are God's children, Pope says in wake of Paris attacks

VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) — Amid questions over whether European nations will reevaluate their migrant policies in the wake of Friday’s deadly attacks in Paris, Pope Francis offered a reminder over the weekend that refugees are more than statistics: they are children of God, each with his or her own inherent dignity.

Diocesan-based healing ministry brings Church's mercy after abortion

BALTIMORE (CNS) — The Year of Mercy proclaimed by Pope Francis is a particularly appropriate time to raise awareness about Project Rachel, the Catholic program that helps people heal in the aftermath of an abortion, three cardinals told their fellow bishops Nov. 16.

Using God’s name to justify violence is ‘blasphemy,’ Pope Francis says

VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) — On Sunday Pope Francis again expressed shock and sorrow for Friday’s terror attacks in Paris, condemning the acts as an “affront to human dignity,” and encouraging attendees to find hope in Jesus.