At the Vatican, Pope Francis and US VP discuss pathways for world peace
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Pope Francis met with US Vice President Mike Pence for an hour-long conversation at the Vatican on Friday, as President Donald Trump attends the yearly March for Life in Washington D.C.
Human rights advocates welcome ‘landmark’ UN ruling to prevent Rohingya genocide
(RNS) — A unanimous ruling by the International Court of Justice demanded that the Myanmar government prevent any genocidal acts and preserve all evidence of state-led atrocities against the Rohingya minority, including murder, torture, rape and arson.
South Asian Americans protest Modi's crackdown from afar
(RNS) — A 'National Day of Action' aims to call out the slice of the Indian American community that is sympathetic to India’s right-wing politics.
Panama: 7 killed, 14 tortured in exorcism terror rituals
PANAMA CITY (AP) — Seven people were killed in a bizarre religious ritual in a jungle community in Panama, in which indigenous residents were rounded up by about 10 lay preachers and tortured, beaten, burned and hacked with machetes to make them "repent their sins," authorities said Thursday.