National / International News

National / International News

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.

Recent global survey shows more Christian women becoming victims of persecution

SANTA ANA, Calif. (CNA/EWTN News) — A recent global survey revealed that the rise of radical Islamic extremism is the primary reason for the persecution of Christians around the world — and many of the victims are women.