National / International News

National / International News

New nuncio to U.S. says he's ready to listen and learn

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Archbishop Christophe Pierre, the new nuncio to the United States, said he is ready to learn about the Catholic Church in the country and will try his best to be Pope Francis' emissary, particularly in promoting a Church that is close to those who suffer.


Will the U.S. take action to protect the victims of genocide by the Islamic State?

WASHINGTON (CNA/EWTN News) — Now that the U.S. has declared that the Islamic State is waging genocide against religious minorities in Iraq and Syria, what will be done to help the victims move forward?


From nightmare to dream: Syrian refugees thank pope for safety

ROME (CNS) — After less than 48 hours in Rome, "dream" is the word used most often by the six Syrian adults Pope Francis brought back to Italy with him from a refugee camp in Greece.