Panel: At ballot box, let Gospel, not a political party, guide your vote

WASHINGTON (CNS) — A panel of religious leaders at Georgetown University advised Oct. 2 that Christians should look to the Gospel, not just for guidance on how to vote but also how to respond toward others in a national political environment pushing division, not unity.

Advocates to Trump: Don’t desert Christians, Yazidis, Kurds in Syria

AMMAN, Jordan (CNS) — Christians concerned with religious freedom violations resulting from the Turkish military offensive on northeastern Syria are urging U.S. President Donald Trump to “reconsider and reverse” his Oct. 6 decision to move American troops out of the way of a Turkish incursion.

Banners unfurled as faithful share stories of five saints

A banner of Blessed Maria Rita Lopes Pontes hangs on the facade of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican Oct. 10, 2019. (CNS photo/Junno Arocho Esteves)

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Vatican hung banners of the Catholic Church's newly canonized saints four days before the Mass that would officially recognize that they are in heaven with God.