Church is a mother to all, remains close to those who suffer, pope says

Pope Francis greets a disabled pilgrim during his general audience in Paul VI hall at the Vatican Aug. 7, 2019.

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Like the apostles who brought spiritual and physical healing to those in need, Christians are called to tend to the wounds of the suffering and the downtrodden, Pope Francis said.

Chaldean archbishop: Iraqi Christians face 'extinction' unless world acts

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Iraqi Christians face "extinction" unless Islam recognizes the fundamental equality of all people and takes steps to overcome violent factions that seek to force religious minorities from the country, said Chaldean Archbishop Bashar Warda of Irbil.

Knights give over $185 million to charity, 76 million service hours in 2018

Knights Roy Shelton, left, and Jack McGeough unfold a wheelchair after donating several to Catholic Charities Fort Worth, June 22, 2018. (NTC photo/Ben Torres)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (CNS) — In 2018, the Knights of Columbus gave $185.7 million to charity and donated 76.7 million hours of hands-on service.