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Pope Francis greets pilgrims at his Angelus address June 7, 2020.

Pope Francis commends UN Security Council for global ceasefire resolution

Pope Francis applauded the United Nations Security Council Sunday for its recent resolution calling for an immediate global ceasefire amid... Read more

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus broadcast from the Apostolic Palace March 29, 2020.

'COVID-19 knows no borders': Pope Francis calls for global ceasefire

The pope urged nations in conflict to respond to an appeal made by the United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres... Read more

The city of Taiz in southern Yemen. Yemen / Taiz City. 2018-11-02

In UN address, Holy See voices support for ceasefire in Yemen

A nationwide ceasefire is essential to ease the suffering of the people of Yemen, which has been in a civil... Read more

President Donald Trump with Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the White House in March 2018.

Despite human rights concerns, Senate fails to stop Saudi arms sale

The Senate on Monday failed to override President Trump’s veto of their attempts to block over $8 billion in arms... Read more

Pope Francis Aug. 12, 2018.

We will be judged for whether we shared 'our daily bread,' pope says

The ‘daily bread’ asked of God in the ‘Our Father’ is for everyone, and Christians will be judged by how... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience Jan. 31, 2018.

Pope Francis appeals for Yemen's starving children

During the Angelus Sunday, Pope Francis urged people to think of and pray for the many people in Yemen, especially... Read more

Pope Francis gives the Christmas "Urbi et Orbi" blessing Dec. 25, 2018.

Pope’s Christmas Wish: Peace & brotherhood in world’s conflicts

On Christmas, Pope Francis prayed for peace and renewed brotherhood in Syria, Yemen, Venezuela, Nicaragua, and other parts of the... Read more

US Capitol dome.

House passes farm bill and controversial rule on Yemen debate

An agriculture bill supported by a coalition of Catholic groups passed the House of Representatives on Wednesday with bipartisan support.... Read more

Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil.

Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil: 'I have witnessed the power of prayer'

Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil, the priest who was kidnapped in 2016 and held captive for 18 months by terrorists in Yemen,... Read more

A Yemeni man holds a rifle in Aden, Sept. 14, 2006.

Yemen war needs ceasefire, not the world’s silence, says bishop

Among those calling for a ceasefire in the disastrous Yemen conflict is Bishop Paul Hinder, apostolic vicar for Southern Arabia.... Read more

A Yemeni man holds a rifle in Aden, Sept. 14, 2006.

Without Yemen ceasefire mass starvation looms, critics say

The possibility of mass starvation in Yemen continues as a military engagement over a major port city could block food... Read more

What the Holy See told the UN about Middle East Christians

The Middle East needs peace, human rights, and the continued presence of Christians, a Holy See diplomat told the U.N.... Read more

Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil.

Indian politician suggests ransom fund for kidnapped priest

A member of India’s Legislative Assembly is encouraging the Church to raise money for the release of kidnapped priest Father... Read more

Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil.

Kidnapped Indian priest pleads for help in new video

Fourteen months after his kidnapping in March 2016, Salesian priest Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil has appeared in another video asking for... Read more

Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil.

Salesians to participate in novena for safe release of Fr. Tom

On the 10 month anniversary of the kidnapping of Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil in Yemen, the Salesians are inviting people around... Read more

Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil.

Kidnapped priest appeals for Pope’s help

A Salesian priest kidnapped in Yemen on March 4 personally appealed for Pope Francis’ help in an unconfirmed video posted... Read more

Sister Sally speaks at the Jubilee for Workers of Mercy and Volunteers.

Only sister to survive Yemen attack: despite danger, 'we chose to stay'

A year before a March 4 attack killed four sisters, the Missionaries of Charity opted not to leave, but to... Read more

Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil.

Key bishop: 'We don't know' if Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil is still alive

As the situation in Yemen continues to worsen, Bishop Paul Hinder on Friday requested prayers for priests, for the Missionaries... Read more

Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil.

Doubts arise after alleged photo of Fr. Tom surfaces

After a photo supposedly showing Fr Tom Uzhunnalil, who was kidnapped in Yemen in March, emerged on social media, sources... Read more

Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil, who was abducted in Yemen March 4.

Fr. Tom still missing, but bishop hopeful about his release

Two months after being kidnapped in Yemen, Salesian priest Tom Uzhunnalil remains missing, although a bishop involved in his case... Read more