The agency is focused on, as Pope Francis would say, accompaniment. "Our message is clear and simple: You are not alone. We are here, and we love you."
One year after an Indian priest was abducted by suspected Islamic militants in Yemen, Catholics in Kerala are still praying for his release.
A concerted effort to establish a safe haven for them while rebuilding their devastated homelands is preferable to massive permanent resettlement.
The cardinal-designate has said he bore those decades of trial because Christ said that those who wished to follow him would have to carry his cross.
What people in Syria and Iraq want more than anything else -- beyond the needed humanitarian aid -- is peace.
The pope had prepared a normal audience talk, but given the devastation in central Italy, he decided to lead the recitation of the sorrowful mysteries of the rosary.
Just a few months after becoming pope, St. John Paul handpicked Cardinal Macharski to succeed him as archbishop of Krakow.