Politics & Society
Claire Giangravé - Religion News Service
Nicole Winfield - Associated Press
After postponing, Pope Francis has rescheduled his trip to Congo and ecumenical visit to South Sudan
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
One of Father Mora’s former students wanted me to know that he was much more to her than just another name, another victim, another number in Mexico’s spiraling civil violence.
In Nicaragua, the Ortega regime steps up efforts to silence civil society—especially the Catholic Church
Human rights in Nicaragua have deteriorated since a political crisis in 2018 pitted the increasingly authoritarian Ortega government against democracy and political reform advocates.
The bishops’ statement followed the slayings of two Jesuits and a person they were protecting in their parish—a crime attributed to a local crime boss in a part of the country dominated by drug cartels.
Pope Francis and archbishop of San Antonio pray for 50 migrants who died in apparent smuggling operation
The archbishop of San Antonio offered prayers for 46 people found dead and another 16 survivors discovered June 27 in sweltering conditions in a semi-truck. Four more later died after being taken to hospitals.
“Migration is a complex issue, but it is not resolved by delegating our roles and responsibilities to other countries,” said Bishop Paul McAleenan.
New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan said he was surprised and inspired by Ukrainians he met when he made a brief visit to Lviv, Ukraine.