VATICAN CITY (RNS) — In a city that once launched the Crusades, Francis urged, unite the forces that once nearly destroyed the known world to bear witness to peace.
(RNS) — You don’t always need classes run by Zen masters. Reading the right books at the right times can provide essential solace and guidance.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — The leaders of the world's largest Eastern Catholic church are poised to become the Vatican’s voice in Eastern Europe.
(RNS) — Francis endorsed the Aug. 6 peace treaty signed by the government and rebel leaders, calling it a 'landmark' in a struggle for reconciliation the church has done much to boost.
ROME (RNS) — In his weekly audience, Pope Francis noted the upcoming anniversary of the start of the Second World War and called the faithful to pray for peace.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) — As violence-torn Africa grows weary of solutions that haven’t worked, Nigerian Cardinal John Onaiyekan is proposing a controversial alternative.
JERUSALEM (RNS) — "We did not support the President’s decision because we favor Jews over Arabs nor for any obscure theological reasons like those speculated about, reported upon and sensationalized in recent days," writes Johnnie Moore. (COMMENTARY)
(RNS) The new six-part series — a follow-up to last year's 'The Story of God' — looks at places where religion has divided, and brought people together.
JERUSALEM (RNS) – 'No one living in Northern Ireland, South Africa or Bosnia-Herzegovina 30 or 40 years ago believed their conflicts would end, but they did,' said Rabbi Ron Kronish.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) In his Easter Sunday blessing, Francis also urged the faithful to remember 'all those forced to leave their homelands as a result of armed conflicts, terrorist attacks, famine and oppressive regimes.'
BETHLEHEM, West Bank (Reuters) - This Christmas, for once, Bethlehem really can boast again that there is no room at the inn, as relative calm in the Israeli-occupied West Bank brings pilgrims and tourists flocking to the town of Jesus's birth.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Building interreligious dialogue has been one of the pope’s top priorities.
BOSTON (Reuters) The trip would mark U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's most direct efforts to broker peace between the two sides since talks led by the United States failed last year.
Pope Francis says he'll open his ears -- and presumably his mind -- to hear his American critics. Here are two places he should start listening.
The police captain who directed security operations for the city of Ferguson after Michael Brown’s death says faith may be the secret to solving racially charged conflicts involving law enforcement