Dispatches

Prelates lead a protest in Abuja, Nigeria, over unending killings of Nigerians March 1, 2020. Nigerian bishops called on the international community to help the West African country in its fight against ethnic insecurity and terrorist groups such as Boko Haram. (CNS photo/Afolabi Sotunde, Reuters)
Kevin Clarke July 02, 2020
Increasingly brutal attacks on Christian villages have been explained as the result of conflict over diminishing resources.
Alice Claus prays the rosary at St. Kevin Church in the Flushing section of the New York City borough of Queens on May 26, the first day the Diocese of Brooklyn, N.Y., permitted its churches to reopen amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz) 
Kevin Clarke June 26, 2020
Dr. Shacham has a simple message for people eager to return to church as other social interactions appear to be restored. Do not be confused. The safest course of action, Dr. Shacham emphasized, continues to be to stay at home unless you have to venture out.
Maria Gomez, foreground, washes her hands at a public sink in Miami Beach, Fla., on June 22. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
The coronavirus epidemic claimed more than 120,000 lives by late June, and its effects have been felt in communities across the country—but not equally.
People march during a protest against racial inequality and police brutality in Montreal on June 7. (CNS photo/Christinne Muschi, Reuters)
Dean Dettloff June 24, 2020
Demonstrations in Ottawa and other communities protested Floyd’s killing, but they also called attention to the death of Regis Korchinski-Paquet, a 29-year-old Indigenous-Black Canadian woman who fell to her death from a Toronto high rise.
People protest against crimes committed by the police against black people in the favelas, outside the Rio de Janeiro's state government, Brazil, Sunday, on May 31. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
Eduardo Campos Lima June 22, 2020
“There’s a common denominator in the United States and Latin America: Human rights violations associated with police abuse many times go unpunished.”
A woman confronts riot police during a Black Lives Matter protest in Washington on June 1. (CNS photo/Jonathan Ernst, Reuters)
John W. Miller June 22, 2020
The Catholic Church and the U.S. law-enforcement are both powerful institutions with fiercely loyal agents who have covered up misdeeds.