Pope Francis has expressed his sorrow and offered prayers for a "savage attack" in at a church in the French city of Nice in which three people were killed in a knife attack described as a "terrorist incident" and which was denounced by the French president.
Two Franciscan friars are the only remaining clergy in Idlib, Syria, and the details of their lives ministering in one of the last bastions of jihadist rule in the country, including the daily threat of being killed, tortured or attacked are revealed by Catholic aid group.
World Council of Churches interim head Rev. Ioan Sauca has joined global Christians and the United Nations in expressing horror at the news of a brutal attack on schoolchildren in Cameron in which assailants slaughtered at least eight students with firearms and machetes.
Two commissioners on the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom-- Gary Bauer and Nury Turkel -- say religious freedom is under assault in Belarus in action it has taken concerning Catholic Church officials in the country
The Holy See says it has denied a request from U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for an audience with Pope Francis, and accused him of trying to drag the Catholic Church into the U.S. presidential election by denouncing the Holy See's relations with China.