ROME (RNS) The 26-year-old and her family are expected to join Wani’s brother, Gabriel, and his wife and three children in Manchester, N.H., where they run the nonprofit organization South Sudan Community of New Hampshire.
The first approved medal for aviators and air travelers honors “Our Lady of Loretto,” designated by Pope Benedict XV in 1920 as the patroness of flight.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Carlos Urrutigoity was accused of sexual abuse in a highly publicized lawsuit in Pennsylvania in 2002. He and another priest were suspended amid allegations they had sexually molested students at St. Gregory’s Academy.
ROME (RNS) According to the survey published in the daily La Stampa this week, 61 percent of Italians support abortion. By comparison, only 44 percent of those surveyed said they supported face-lifts.
(RNS) Going back to Mosul is not an option: The Islamic State has given their houses and businesses away. There is nothing to go back to even if the Islamic State left.
Yes, “Sharknado 2″ is out tonight, but we have the rest of the religion news, including word that the report on Archbishop Nienstedt is done. Plus: Nuns build a house of straw. And Grover Norquist goes to Burning Man. Would you?
(RNS) China’s appalling religious freedom record underscores the obvious: Little has changed since Beijing shamed itself before the world 25 years ago, massacring its own people for the “crime” of demanding their rights.
(RNS) The tragic core of the partisan thinking tearing apart our nation and our world takes the form of religious extremism: There is no God but my God!
WASHINGTON (RNS) Most Americans can make a “pretty clear distinction between the problem of the children arriving from Central America and the problem of illegal immigration in general,” PRRI’s Robert P. Jones said.