National / International News

National / International News

World's mayors head to Vatican, vow to tackle climate change, human trafficking, poverty

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- After decades of world leaders trying to set global goals to address climate change and extreme poverty, city mayors gathered at the Vatican to pledge they will take real action and lead the fight on their streets.

Good pastors always look, have compassion, teach, pope says at Angelus

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- A good pastor always sees what people are going through, feels compassion, and then nourishes them with God's Word, Pope Francis said.

Ebola deaths are still happening – and the Vatican is aiming to stop them

VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) -- Although two of the three countries hardest hit by last year’s Ebola outbreak have been declared free of the virus, they aren’t out of the woods yet. Deaths related to the massive Ebola outbreak that swept across western Africa last year continue to take place.