VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis on Friday said the international community has not done enough to find a solution to the Syrian conflict, and said the country’s Christians had been united by “the blood of the martyrs” lost in war.
(RNS) Overall there was plenty of applause for the encyclical — from among different faith groups, nonbelievers and, yes, scientists.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Vatican has released an Arabic-language guidebook, the first of its kind, which aims to bring the culture of the Catholic Church to a new audience. Titled “The Vatican, its Significance and its Monuments,” the book hit bookstores around the Holy See late last month.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet Pope Francis on Wednesday (June 10), with pressure on the pontiff to speak up about the Kremlin’s role in the Ukraine conflict.
(RNS) As the 2016 election approaches, atheist, humanist and other freethinking activists are encouraged by a Pew Research Center survey that found a growing number of religiously unaffiliated — or “nones.”
(RNS) The Central African Republic is bad, Malaysia is getting worse, and ISIS fighters should face the International Criminal Court.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Compared with secular ideologies and other churches’ political pronouncements, Catholic social teaching offers the most comprehensively and authentically “Christian” ethic.
NEW YORK (RNS) “We are in grave danger; we may disappear soon,” Archbishop Jean-Clement Jeanbart said in trying to keep one of the world’s original Christian communities from vanishing.
SAN FRANCISCO (RNS) What I know of Christian culture — the kind of evangelical subculture that would spawn something like this, at least — would be pretty well set against the idea of a Christian Tinder.