Catholic News Service

Catholic News Service

During his brief pontificate in 1978, Pope John Paul I delivered 19 speeches, many of which included folksy stories and examples from his own life.
SAGAR, India – A Catholic bishop has sought protection for the Christian community in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh after Hindu nationalists marched through the streets waving burning torches and denouncing missionaries.
VATICAN CITY – Denial or indifference when it comes to climate change will not help further honest research or facilitate finding adequate solutions, Pope Francis told government leaders attending a meeting on implementing the Paris accord.
CANBERRA, Australia – After a majority of Australians indicated they favored same-sex marriage, Australia's bishops said legislators must ensure that any new law on marriage includes protection for religious freedom.
VATICAN CITY – Mass is the highest form of prayer and not an appropriate moment for small talk, Pope Francis said.
MANCHESTER, England – The terms "mother" and "father" will be banned from Catholic schools' admissions forms in England and Wales following a complaint the terms discriminated against gay and stepparents.
EDMONTON, Alberta – It has been 20 years since Susie Laliberte Small's sister, Marie, disappeared.
MANILA, Philippines – Catholic Church leaders in the Philippines are calling on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to take back several shipping containers of toxic waste that arrived in the country from Canada in 2013, reported ucanews.com.
VATICAN – Pope Francis sent messages of condolence to people in Iran and Iraq after a magnitude 7.3 earthquake killed more than 400 people, mostly in Iran.
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Church leaders who are attached to money and try to climb the ladder of success wound the church and destroy people's hope, Pope Francis said.