National / International News

National / International News

Vatican welcomes Iran's historic nuclear deal

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The Holy See welcomed Iran's historic nuclear deal and expressed hopes that more future breakthroughs be on the horizon on other issues. Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, Vatican spokesman, said that "the agreement on the Iranian nuclear program is viewed in a positive light by the Holy See."

South America, Cuba, and U.S. trip itineraries show heart of pope's faith

ASUNCION, Paraguay (CNS) -- With almost every step Pope Francis takes on his foreign trips and with his every embrace, he pleads for dialogue and inclusion.

Same-sex marriage ruling settles one legal question, leaves many others

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- When the Supreme Court June 26 ruled that marriage licenses cannot be denied to same-sex couples nationwide, it may have settled one legal issue, but it left many more unanswered questions, particularly in the realm of religious objections.