National / International News

National / International News

Those who've stayed – what now for Christians in Syria and Iraq?

ROME (CNA/EWTN News) — War in Iraq and Syria has taken a heavy toll on the Chaldean Christians of the Middle East. Now Chaldean bishops like Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil, Iraq are asking what they can do to help Christian refugees survive and preserve their faith in times of trouble.

Families must forgive and not 'end the day in war,' pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The secret to healing wounds among family members is to "not end the day in war" and to forgive one another, Pope Francis said.

Knowing how to cry opens one to tenderness, pope says at cemetery Mass

ROME (CNS) — While the Beatitudes can seem counterintuitive, Jesus knew that the poor in spirit, those who mourn or are persecuted, and those who work for peace and justice are those who are open to experiencing God’s love and mercy, Pope Francis said.