Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith of Colombo, Sri Lanka, has blamed the country's authorities for the security lapse he claims could have prevented Easter bombings, in which the death toll surpassed 320.
delegation that includes the head of Catholic Charities of the New York Archdiocese, union leaders, state officials and representatives of humanitarian aid agencies are visiting the three Central American nations that now face a cutoff of U.S. aid.
As the machine of warfare continues to churn out more dangerous weaponry, only the power and joy of Christ's resurrection can fill hearts with comfort and peace, Pope Francis said before giving his Easter blessing.
Jesus' gesture of washing his disciples' feet, an act once reserved to servants and slaves, is one that all Christians, especially bishops, must imitate, Pope Francis told hundreds of inmates and prison employees.
Countless women and girls are being "crucified" by human traffickers, who trick them into slave labor or prostitution, and by those who seek out their services and exploit them, said the missionary nun who wrote the meditations for Pope Francis' Way of the Cross service.
At once the profile of a plucky 5-year-old Adelie penguin the filmmakers dub "Steve" and an introduction to his species as a whole, "Penguins" (Disneynature) is a winning documentary.
A hero emerging from the Notre Dame Cathedral fire April 15 is Father Jean-Marc Fournier, who is credited with saving a reliquary containing the crown of thorns and the Blessed Sacrament from the burning cathedral.
After questioning the Islamic tradition he had practiced for a few years, Christopher Booty delved into its history and explored other world religions—which eventually led him to Catholicism.
The president of France and the archbishop of Paris have vowed to rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral after a devastating fire, continuing what a professor of architecture described as the natural lifecycle of a historic building.
Like those who play soccer, people must learn to work together, help one another and race toward a clear goal, Pope Francis said.