The civil war in Yemen has been described as the world’s forgotten conflict and shows no signs of abating five years on from the outbreak of hostilities, when Iran backed Houthi Shiite Muslim rebels took over the capital Sanaa.Houthi rebels control large swathes of n
Following the death of more than a dozen Christians in a church shooting over the weekend, a Burkina Faso bishop said Western governments have a responsibility to stop the flow of weapons to militants in the region.“The Western powers should stop those who are commit
Seven members of an Islamist militant group in Bangladesh were handed death sentences on Wednesday by a special court in Dhaka. They were accused for their role in a 2016 attack on a café in the capital in which 22 people were killed, mostly foreigners.The Anti-
Pope Francis led prayers for the people of Albania after the country was struck by a magnitude 6.4 earthquake."I would like to send my greetings and my closeness to the dear people of Albania who have suffered so much in these days," the pope said Nov. 27 before concluding his weekly
Two Catholic priests have been convicted of sexually abusing students students at an institute that cared for deaf children. The priests have been sentenced to more than 40 years in an Argentine prison.Their victims say one abuser should have been stopped seven years b
A former member of parliament has spoken out after being deselected as a candidate for the U.K.’s Liberal Democrat Party because of his Catholic faith and views on same-sex marriage and abortion.Robert Flello sat as a Labour Party MP in the House of Commons for over
A church located on the outskirts of Bolivia's capital city became an improvised morgue Nov. 20, following another deadly day of protests in the South American country.Father Gechi Revelin of St. Francis Parish in El Alto said protesters started to bring corpses into h
A Catholic bishop in China is reportedly on the run from state authorities after refusing to register with the state-sponsored Church. Bishop Vincenzo Guo Xijin is believed to be in hiding in the diocese of Mindong after leaving the residence of the local state-sponsored bishop.
When Esther Gitman proposed a topic for a Fulbright Fellowship, the administrator taking proposals was incredulous.In her 50s at the time, Gitman was already well past the age of most applicants to the prestigious fellowship. But what shocked the representative was not
Pope Francis said Saturday that more women are needed in positions of leadership in the Vatican.“We must move forward to include women in advisory positions, also in government, without fear,” Pope Francis said Nov. 16 in a meeting with the Vatican Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life.