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Missed opportunity

VATICAN CITY (CNS): The failure of a UN summit earlier this month to take concrete action against poverty represented a "missed opportunity of staggering proportions", said the head of the worldwide Catholic charities organisation, Caritas Internationalis...

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Do not abandon hurricane victims

VATICAN CITY (CNS): "The United States must not be abandoned" as it continues to recover from the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina and begins to grapple with the poverty revealed by the disaster, said a special papal envoy...

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Sign of the cross so vital

VATICAN CITY (CNS) Pope Benedict XVI urged Catholics to rediscover a simple but profound symbol of their faith - the sign of the cross...

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Pope renews call for peace

CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy (CNS): On the anniversary of the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States, Pope Benedict XVI paid homage to all victims of terrorism around the world and appealed for an end to hatred and renewed dedication to peace...

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Solidarity gives a lead for today

GDANSK, Poland (CNS): A Polish archbishop said the same Christian values that led to the formation of the country's Solidarity union movement in 1980 are needed to build a united Europe today...

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Hurricane response

CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy (Zenit): Pope Benedict XVI is sending a special envoy to express concrete solidarity with the victims of Hurricane Katrina, which ravaged the US Gulf Coast...

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Threat to Christianity

LONDON (CNS/Zenit): A Chaldean Catholic leader said Christianity may begin to disappear from Iraq if the country's new constitution is based on Shariah, or Islamic law...

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Thousands at slain Taize founder’s funeral

TAIZE, France (CNS): About 10,000 Christians of various denominations travelled to the Church of the Reconciliation in the village of Taize, in the eastern Burgundy region of France, for the August 23 funeral of Br Roger Schutz, the renowned ecumenical leader...

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