Francis 'climate and capitalism' views may be pruning his US popularity

Demonstrators attend a peace rally
By Peter Kenny

Americans are considerably less favourably inclined to Pope Francis than they were a year ago, a new Gallup poll has found, two months before he is to visit the United States.

Ukraine bishop who shielded hundreds of Jews recognized by Pope Francis

By Peter Kenny

Pope Francis has recognized the heroism of Archbishop Andrey Sheptytsky, head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church from 1900 to 1944 in personally protecting hundreds of Jews from Nazi occupiers during World War II.

UN expert hails nuclear deal, says 'now time to focus' on Iran human rights

By Peter Kenny

A United Nations special expert has called on the government in Teheran and the international community to seize the chance created by the agreement on Iran's nuclear program to address human rights in the country.

Desmond Tutu goes back to the hospital in South Africa

By Peter Kenny

Anglican Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, who is aged 83, has re-entered the hospital, a week after he was discharged, his foundation has said.

Christians in Kenya's north resist 'worship here and you will die' threat

By Ecumenical News Reporter

Christians in North Eastern Kenya have come under repeated attacks by Al-Shabaab militants but they continue to worship on Sundays under the protection of armed guards despite being warned not to do so by extremists.

Central African Republic interfaith group clinches prize in memory of slain UN leader

By Peter Kenny

The Interfaith Peace Platform has won a notable international peace award for its work reconciling warring Christian and Muslim groups in the hope of reaching a lasting peace in Central African Republic.

Ecumenical Water Network urges elimination of bottled water

By Peter Kenny

The Ecumenical Water Network of the World Council of Churches has urged churches and ecumenical organizations in Europe and North America to consider eliminating the use of bottled water due to the its adverse impact on the environment.

Tutu released from hospital, told to 'put his feet up'

By Peter Kenny

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has returned home after a week in the hospital where he was treated for a persistent infection that was treated by intravenous antibiotics.

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