National / International News

National / International News

Canada on track to welcome 25,000 Syrian refugees, says ambassador

AMMAN, Jordan (CNS) — As a cautious world rang in the new year with concerns over terrorism and security, Catholics in Canada continued to welcome Syrian refugees to their newly adopted homeland.

God's mercy knows 'no limits,' frees people from despair, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — God's ability to forgive "knows no limits" as his mercy frees people from bitterness and despair, Pope Francis said. "The Church's forgiveness must be every bit as broad as that offered by Jesus on the cross and by Mary at his feet. There is no other way," he said after opening the Holy Door of the Basilica of St. Mary Major Jan. 1, the feast of Mary, Mother of God, and the World Day of Prayer for Peace.

March for Life changes venues, but strengthens its message of ending abortion

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The annual March for Life, set for Jan. 22, will convene in a new location in the nation's capital for the traditional midday rally. Because of the ongoing refurbishment of the National Mall and strict new regulations that require temporary flooring to protect the grass, the rally has been moved from the West Front of the Capitol to the Washington Monument grounds.