ISIS releases 16 Assyrian Christian hostages

Published on January 30, 2016
ISIS has released 16 more Assyrian Christian hostages in Syria, activists working in the region have confirmed. The Assyrian Church of the East Relief Organisation… READ MORE

Pope Francis to travel to Sweden for joint Reformation commemoration

by Vatican Radio
Published on January 26, 2016
Pope Francis will travel to Sweden in October for a joint ecumenical commemoration of the start of the Reformation, together with leaders of the Lutheran… READ MORE

Pope Francis defends ‘traditional’ marriage ahead of Italy civil unions vote

by Reuters
Published on January 26, 2016
Pope Francis has issued a reminder of the Catholic Church’s opposition to gay marriage as a fierce debate rages in Italy ahead of a vote… READ MORE

Iraq’s oldest Christian monastery destroyed by Islamic State

by BBC
Published on January 21, 2016
Satellite images confirm that the oldest Christian monastery in Iraq has been destroyed by the jihadist group Islamic State (IS). St Elijah’s stood on a… READ MORE
Ultra-Orthodox Jew walks past Dormition Abbey on Mt. Zion in Israel

Church leaders condemn new vandalism at two Christian sites in Jerusalem

by Judith Sudilovsky
Published on January 19, 2016
One week after a Christian cemetery was desecrated outside of Jerusalem, two more Christian sites were vandalized in the city. Several anti-Christian slogans in Hebrew… READ MORE

Sacred Heart parishioners killed in French Alps plane crash

by Katie Scott
Published on March 26, 2015

Yvonne Selke and her daughter, Emily, parishioners of Sacred Heart Church in Manassas, were two of the three Americans killed in the Airbus jet that… READ MORE

Christianity by the Numbers: What Do New Projections Say About the Future of Religion?

by CNA/EWTN News
Published on March 4, 2015
Can numbers say something about the future of Christianity? George Weigel thinks so. Weigel claims the past and present — together with a numeric projection… READ MORE

‘Conversion’ Charge Against Mother Teresa Stirs National Protest in India

by Anto Akkara
Published on March 3, 2015
Condemnations were issued last week by a broad cross section of Indian society, following a controversial statement by the chief of India’s Hindu nationalist lobby… READ MORE

Catholic Church archbishops suggest ‘key voting issues’

by BBC
Published on February 24, 2015

Catholic voters should consider their candidates’ stance on issues including abortion and assisted suicide, ahead of the general election, the Catholic Church in England and… READ MORE

Italy and Vatican on guard after ISIL threat

by Eric J. Lyman
Published on February 23, 2015

At its closest point, Libya is little more than 100 miles from the Italian islands of Sicily and Sardinia. This comes four months after the… READ MORE