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Pompeo: China is world's 'gravest threat' to religious freedom

The U.S. Secretary of State on Thursday called out the Chinese Communist Party as the world’s most serious threat to... Read more

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo lays a wreath at St. Anthony's Shrine, Kochchikade, in Colombo, Oct. 28, 2020.

US Secretary of State visits a site of Sri Lanka’s 2019 Easter bombings

During a visit to Sri Lanka on Wednesday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited St. Anthony’s Shrine, Kochchikade, one... Read more

Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz of Minsk-Mohilev.

Pompeo calls for Belarus to allow Catholic bishop to return

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday called for the government of Belarus to allow the Catholic Archbishop of Minsk... Read more

U.S Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin at the Vatican, Oct. 1, 2020. Photo

Pompeo and top Vatican diplomats have ‘respectful’ exchange of views on China

The U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the Holy See’s top diplomats had a “respectful” exchange of views on... Read more

Cardinal Parolin speaks at a symposium organized by the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See in Rome Sept. 30, 2020. Photo

Vatican diplomats: ‘political correctness’ is hindering religious freedom

While the U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged the Church to speak out about human rights abuses in China... Read more

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at a symposium in Rome Sept. 30, 2020. Photo

Pompeo: Nowhere is religious freedom more under assault than in China

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in Rome Wednesday that the Chinese government is the world’s worst persecutor of... Read more

Archbishop Paul Gallagher and U.S. Secretary Mike Pompeo at a Vatican symposium Oct. 2, 2019.

Vatican has 'moral authority' to speak on China, Pompeo tells CNA in exclusive interview

In an exclusive interview with CNA ahead of his visit to the Vatican this week, U.S. Secretary of State Mike... Read more

Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz of Minsk-Mohilev, pictured in 2014.

Europe’s Catholic bishops back archbishop blocked from returning to Belarus

Catholic bishops across Europe have expressed support for an archbishop who was refused entry to his homeland of Belarus.   Read more

Palestine and Israel border.

Vatican affirms need for two-state solution after U.S. shift on Israeli settlements

The Holy See on Wednesday reaffirmed its support of a two-state solution for Israel and Palestine, after recent shifts in... Read more

Hiking trail along the US-Mexico border.

Trump administration finalizes refugee cap at lowest level ever

The White House on Sunday finalized its quota of refugee admissions for the 2020 fiscal year, cutting the cap on... Read more

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks in Nashville, Oct. 11, 2019.

US Secretary of State discusses international religious freedom threats

In a speech on Christian leadership Friday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo highlighted international religious freedom threats, especially in... Read more

Pope Francis receives U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Oct. 3, 2019.

Pompeo meets pope to discuss religious freedom, Middle East Christians

Pope Francis met with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to discuss the preservation of Christian communities in the Middle East... Read more

US Secretary Mike Pompeo and Vatican Secretary Archbishop Paul Gallagher at the Vatican symposium Oct. 2, 2019.

At Vatican, Secretary Mike Pompeo highlights Chinese religious freedom violations 

U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo spoke out Wednesday about China’s religious freedom violations during a visit to the Vatican.  Read more

Tiananmen Square - Entrance to Forbidden City, Beijing, China.

China marks 70 years of communism and human rights abuses

On Tuesday, the People’s Republic of China marked the 70th anniversary of the founding of the country’s communist regime. While... Read more

Vice President Mike Pence speaks to supporters at a rally in Chesterfield, Missouri, in 2016.

Religious persecution is a global problem, Pence and Pompeo tell Ministerial

Religious persecution is a concern for the entire global community, Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo... Read more

US Secretary of State Michael Mike Pompeo addresses press at the UN, December 2018.

U.S. withholds funding from UN population fund for third year

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the United States will not contribute the expected $32.5 million to the agency.  Read more

Sam Brownback speaking at “Washington Briefing 2007: Values Voter Summit.”

Bring down 'Iron curtain' of persecution, Religious Freedom Ministerial told

U.S. leaders called for a worldwide “grassroots” movement to fight religious persecution at a global religious freedom gathering on Tuesday.  Read more

A blue flag with the official seal of the U.S. government flies over the headquarters of the Department of State in Foggy Bottom. Via Shutterstock

New commission will give 'critical attention' to human rights, experts say

International human rights experts have praised the creation of a State Department advisory body on human rights, calling it a... Read more

Mary Ann Glendon lectures at Harvard University.

Former US ambassador to Holy See to chair new human rights commission

Mary Ann Glendon, former U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See, will head a new human rights advisory body to the... Read more

Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback remarks on the Religious Freedom Report in Washington, D.C., June 21, 2019.

Trump administration officials promise action for global religious liberty

With the latest U.S. report on global persecution of individuals and groups based on their religious beliefs, the Trump administration... Read more