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European bishops welcome EU classification of ISIS 'genocide'
Sunday, February 7, 2016

MANCHESTER, England (CNS) -- A European bishops' commission has welcomed a move by the European Parliament to classify atrocities and religious cleansing by the Islamic State as genocide.

Father Patrick Daly, general secretary of COMECE, the Commission of the Bishops' Conference of the European Community, said the designation represented progress in halting ...

Mission dioceses welcome the stranger, disenfranchised
Saturday, February 6, 2016

RALEIGH, N.C. (CNS) -- When Aida Sarkisian and her family left their home in Iraq for the U.S., it wasn't because they wanted to. It was because their survival depended on it.

The refugees received death threats as far back as 2006 in their homeland because of Sarkisian's work as an interpreter ...

In Ciudad Juarez, youth express hopes for papal visit
Friday, February 5, 2016

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (CNS) -- Esteban Alanis, 23, once ran with a local gang known as "Los Parqueros," which would accost people for their cash and cellphones in a working-class neighborhood of southeast Ciudad Juarez. He called the crimes "easy money," while gang activities offered a sense of belonging and an ...

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