Church agencies look at ways private investors can help social mission

ROME (CNS) — In an effort to increase its impact on poverty, some Catholic development and relief agencies are looking at private investors as a new source of funding.


Fear closes, prayer opens believers to God's surprises, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Prayer is a key that opens the door to God, unlocks selfish, fearful hearts and leads people from sadness to joy and from division to unity, Pope Francis said on the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul.


Pope prays for peace following Turkey terrorist attack

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis led pilgrims in praying for peace and for the victims of a terrorist attack at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport in Turkey.