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Former assistant secretary of state Robert Destro discusses the need for religious freedom. Pictured from left,  Imam Talib Shareef of the Nation’s Mosque; Destro; and Cole Durham of the International Center for Law and Religion Studies at Brigham Young University Law School. Peter Pinedo/CNA

Religious freedom ‘under assault’ across the world, leaders testify at summit

Feb 2, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

Faith leaders from across the world gathered in Washington, D.C., at the International Religious Freedom Summit this week. Read more

Cardinal Joseph Zen, one of Asia's highest-ranking Catholic clerics, arrives at a court for his trial in Hong Kong on Sept. 26, 2022.

Cardinal Zen and Jimmy Lai among Hong Kongers nominated for Nobel Peace Prize 

Feb 3, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

A bipartisan congressional commission chaired by Rep. Chris Smith announced Thursday the nomination of six Hong Kongers for their efforts... Read more

Pope Francis addresses South Sudan’s government and members of the diplomatic corps Feb. 3, 2023.

‘No more bloodshed,’ Pope Francis begs South Sudan’s leaders

Feb 3, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

On the first day of his peace pilgrimage, Pope Francis begged the leaders of South Sudan to work together to... Read more

U.S. Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho, speaks during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., on April 26, 2022. Risch is the primary sponsor of the American Values Act.

Senate bill would expand restrictions on foreign aid for abortions

Feb 3, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

The bill, known as the American Values Act, would clarify existing prohibitions on foreign aid for abortions. Read more

Pope Francis met with bishops, priests, and religious in St. Theresa Cathedral in Juba, South Sudan, on Feb. 4, 2023.

Pope Francis holds moment of silence for slain priests and religious in South Sudan

Feb 4, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis met with bishops, priests, and religious on the second day of his historic visit to South Sudan. Read more

Pope Francis meets a boy living in an IDP camp during a gathering in Juba, South Sudan, on Feb. 4, 2023.

Pope Francis meets 2,500 refugees in South Sudan

Feb 4, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

South Sudan has the largest refugee crisis in Africa. Read more

An FBI agent stands outside the Houck residence in Kintnersville, Pennsylvania, on Sept. 23, 2022. Mark Houck was arrested that day and charged with assaulting a Planned Parenthood escort outside an Philadelphia abortion clinic on Oct. 13, 2021.

Investigation into FBI, fed agencies’ targeting of Christians and pro-lifers to begin next week

Feb 4, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

A primary focus of the investigation will be the Biden administration’s targeting of pro-lifers through the Freedom of Access to... Read more

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby; Pope Francis; and the Moderator of the Church of Scotland, Iain Greenshields, lead a prayer service for Catholic, Anglican and Presbyterian christians in Juba, Sudan.

Pope Francis at ecumenical prayer service in Sudan: Those who choose Christ choose peace

Feb 4, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

About 50,000 people attended the ecumenical prayer service. Read more