National / International News

National / International News

Vine and branches: Chaplains work to uproot radicalization in prisons

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — By visiting detention facilities and washing the feet of the detainees, Pope Francis has placed renewed emphasis on the work of mercy of visiting prisoners.

House OKs bill allowing more ways to protect religious freedom worldwide

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. House May 16 unanimously passed the Frank Wolf International Religious Freedom Act, giving the Obama administration and the U.S. State Department new resources to combat what the bill's bipartisan supporters say is "a worldwide escalation" of Christian persecution and anti-Semitism.

To ignore the poor is to despise God, pope says at general audience

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — How Christians treat the poor is the clearest demonstration of their relationship with God, Pope Francis insisted.