Knights of Columbus urges U.S. Catholics to pray novena ahead of election

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (CNS) — The Knights of Columbus is urging its members and other U.S. Catholics to pray a novena from Oct. 30 to Nov. 7, the eve of Election Day.

Christian girls who barely escaped ISIS credit Mary for their safety

KIRKUK, Iraq (CNA/EWTN News) — Seven young women credit the Virgin Mary for their safety after spending a harrowing eight hours hidden underneath beds while Islamic State group fighters used their room as a hideout during an assault.

Pope expresses shock over cruelty waged against innocent Iraqis

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — As a military operation in northern Iraq fights to wrest control of areas held by retaliating Islamic State forces, Pope Francis criticized the "cruelty" and heinous violence waged against innocent civilians.