Ecumenical leaders call for context, nuance in Catholic-Lutheran dialogue

Swiss Cardinal Kurt Koch, renowned for his ecumenical efforts, addressed a Washington gathering of Catholic and Lutheran leaders striving for unity.

Christians share hope, not 'vinegar of bitterness,' pope says

Christians are called to be "sowers of hope," consoling and defending the poor and anyone in need, Pope Francis said. As Christians prepared to celebrate Pentecost June 4, Pope Francis spoke about the power of the Holy Spirit to strengthen the hope of believers and to send them forth to instill hope in others.

Priest says Egypt's Christians feel they could be martyrs at any time

Christians in Egypt "are getting to this idea that we could be a martyr at any moment," the spokesman for the nation's Catholic bishops told Catholic News Service.