Christians aren't greater than God, must forgive as He does, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — God wants people to be merciful, which means forgiving others and giving freely with love, Pope Francis said.


CRS, other NGOs pledge total of $1.2 billion to help world's refugees

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Eighty-six percent of the world's refugees are living in developing countries and it is particularly hard for those countries to meet refugees' needs and provide them an education and a livelihood, according to Catholic Relief Services’ Jill Marie.


No war is holy, pope says at interreligious peace gathering

ASSISI, Italy (CNS) — Violence in the name of God does not represent the true nature of religion and must be condemned by all faiths, Pope Francis said.