National / International News

National / International News

Stop violence in Syria, punish child abusers worldwide, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Intensify dialogue, not violence, in order to push for peace in Syria, Pope Francis said.

Blood-red Trevi fountain a wake-up call on Christian persecution

VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) — Illuminated by the red light that spilled across Rome’s Trevi fountain, voices from persecuted Christian communities across the world shared the stories of friends and loved ones killed for the faith, and urged the world to take greater action in putting the violence to an end.

U.N. conference hears global calls to respond to Islamic State genocide actions

UNITED NATIONS (CNS) — While religious freedom in much of the Middle East is under siege and the civil war in Syria seems to have no end in sight, Carl Anderson, CEO of the Knights of Columbus, and others called the United Nations to action.