National / International News

National / International News

The pope in a war zone – what his visit means to Central African Republic

VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) — Pope Francis' visit to the Central African Republic next week will be the first time he steps into an active war zone. It is a meaningful visit for locals as it portrays the image of a father coming to console his suffering children.

Parolin on ISIS threats: Vatican may be a target, but we're not backing down

VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) — In the wake of Friday’s violent terror attacks in Paris, the Vatican’s Secretary of State said that while the small country is also on extremists’ horizons, they won’t let themselves be “paralyzed” by fear.

God never shuts the door; Church always must be open, too, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Because God always keeps open the door of his mercy and offer of salvation to everyone, the doors of every church and every Christian heart must never be closed to others, Pope Francis said.