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.
Pope Francis said Christians are called to watch their tongues. And their texting fingers.
World Youth Day participants celebrated Mass together and learned more about WYD them "Blessed are the merciful."
We are particularly stricken because this horrible violence occurred in a church -- a sacred place in which the love of God is proclaimed -- with the barbaric killing of a priest