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Catholic mask: Italian bishops try to reveal truth behind mafia's faith
In southern Italy, the 'Ndrangheta and other organized criminal gangs still cloak themselves in symbols of Catholicism, and the region's bishops have had enough.
Stop targeting civilians, archbishop tells Israelis, Gaza fighters
The Vatican representative to the U.N. Human Rights Council urged the Israeli military and fighters in the Gaza Strip to stop targeting civilian areas.
Pope names U.S. bishops' top ecumenical officer to advise Vatican council
Among the new members and consultants Pope Francis named to the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity is Father John W. Crossin, the executive director of the Secretariat for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Bishop says world attention could save lives in Sudan's Nuba Mountains
Three years of near-daily bombings in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan have created a sustained humanitarian emergency that includes severe food shortages, wholesale displacement of people and limited access to medical care.
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