Pope condemns ‘blind violence,’ offers prayers after Brussels attacks

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis, condemning the “blind violence” of the terrorist attacks in Brussels, offered his prayers to the victims, the injured, their families and all those offering assistance in the aftermath of the bombings. Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican secretary of state, sent the pope’s condolences March 22 to Archbishop Jozef De Kesel […]

Indians shed tears, share stories as Kolkata honors Mother Teresa

KOLKATA, India (CNS) — With folded hands, Margeret Rose stood praying near Blessed Teresa’s statue near the entrance of the headquarters of the Missionaries of Charity. Local residents had joined the sisters and Kolkata Archbishop Thomas D’Souza March 18 for a special Mass marking the announcement that Blessed Teresa’s canonization had been approved at the […]

Philippine churches hope training gives momentum to ‘climate warriors’

MANILA, Philippines (CNS) — Philippine church environmentalists hope to gather momentum after taking training from a U.S. firm to become “climate warriors.” The seminar by former Vice President Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project was designed to support participants in their talks with lawmakers as they communicate the urgency of climate change with the intent of […]