Counteract vitriol by toning it down, talking less, listening more, pope says

ROME (CNS) — Addressing the fear of immigrants, dissatisfaction with a "fluid economy," and the impatience and vitriol seen in politics and society, Pope Francis told Rome university students to practice a kind of "intellectual charity" that promotes dialogue and sees value in diversity.


Refugee family now in Chicago shares experiences of fleeing persecution

CHICAGO (CNS) — The Sharifs were living contentedly in Pakistan when life turned into a nightmare in 2012. An al Qaida-related group called BLA targeted Amir Sharif, a Catholic and a well-known professor at a university in Quetta. He was told to embrace Islam or leave the country.


At audience, pope leads prayers for migrants, trafficking victims

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Marking the feast of St. Josephine Bakhita, a former slave, Pope Francis urged Christians to help victims of human trafficking and migrants, especially the Rohingya people being chased from Myanmar.