Mercy, poor at center of Blessed Teresa's canonization events

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The poor, the suffering, and those who minister to them will be at the center of celebrations leading up to the canonization of Blessed Teresa of Kolkata at the Vatican.

Training prepares dioceses for terrorism, mass shootings, other disasters

WASHINGTON (CNS) — To help before tragedy occurs, a Washington-based priest and psychologist is conducting a free webinar at the end of August to prepare priests, religious, and other Church members to deal with the trauma that follows a natural disaster, an act of terrorism, or any other large-scale tragedy that they and the communities they serve might face.

Forgive others and find peace, pope says during brief visit to Assisi

ASSISI, Italy (CNS) — Celebrating how God's mercy has been experienced for 800 years in a tiny stone church in Assisi, Pope Francis said people need to experience God's forgiveness and start learning how to forgive others.