Jerusalem (Reuters) The recent unrest that has engulfed Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank, the most serious in years, has claimed the lives of 32 Palestinians and seven Israelis.
(RNS) This is a real moment for the faith community to hit "refresh" and join governments, nonprofit organizations, institutions and foundations to finish the race.
(RNS) On two issues, Francis himself may have provided some answers during this visit.
(RNS) Official translation of Pope Francis' speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Friday (Sept. 25) in New York.
NEW YORK (RNS) He told world leaders that economic and social exclusion denies human fraternity, offends human rights and the environment with a “culture of waste.”
ROME (RNS) But security agencies protecting the pope on his upcoming U.S. trip know they can’t “put him in a bubble, and he doesn’t want to be in a bubble,” says Kenneth F. Hackett, U.S. ambassador to the Holy See.
"Excessive pollution from fossil fuels threatens to destroy the gifts bestowed on us by God, whom we know as Allah -- gifts such as a functioning climate, healthy air to breathe, regular seasons, and living oceans," they wrote.
(RNS) A growing number of advocates and experts are calling for President Obama and U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to label ISIS’s actions against religious and ethnic minorities “genocide.” What’s holding them back?
(RNS) Pope Francis’ landmark document on protecting the environment and battling climate change is finally out after months of anticipation -- and anxiety -- that in the history of encyclicals is probably rivaled only by Pope Paul VI’s 1968 letter banning artificial birth control. But will it have an effect? Here are four challenges Francis faces going forward.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Drawing attention to the U.N.’s World Refugee Day this Saturday, Pope Francis said people who shut out refugees should seek forgiveness.
(RNS) The religious abuses are among a host of widespread human rights violations that are forcing its citizens to undertake deadly voyages to Europe through North Africa, the U.N. Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights said.
(RNS) It strains the conscience of our modern societies to realize that 100 years after the death of 1.5 million Armenians, the threat of further genocide hangs heavy over our so-called “civilized world.”
NEW YORK (RNS) Pope Francis hopes his upcoming encyclical on climate change will influence the next round of talks in Paris on global warming.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski, 65, is the highest-ranking church official to be found guilty of sex abuse and has two months to appeal his sentence before facing criminal proceedings at the Vatican.
ROME (RNS) The panel’s criticism was far more muted than a scathing February report from the U.N. Committee on the Rights of the Child that asserted that the Vatican had fostered “impunity” for abusers.