Pope Francis asks young people to ‘send a hug’ to the elderly

Pope Francis asked young people Sunday to reach out to the elderly, especially those in nursing homes, to send a message of...

Global developments hold attention of WCC’s executive committee

In a meeting whose format and focus were dictated by the global pandemic, the executive committee of the World Council of Churches...

Religious leaders are developing a joint strategy to counter domestic violence

Experts in the field of social work and media, who represent different faiths, have developed a vision of joint activities in the...

CSW joins over 50 organisations calling for US State Department action on Rohingya crisis

CSW has joined over 50 organisations in signing a petition urging United States (US) Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to formally and publicly declare...

WCC calls for urgent de-escalation of confrontation on Azerbaijan-Armenia border

World Council of Churches (WCC) interim general secretary Rev. Prof. Dr Ioan Sauca called for urgent de-escalation of the confrontation on the...

Catholics hold pilgrimage to grave of Venerable Augustus Tolton, first African American priest

The fourth annual Quincy pilgrimage honoring Venerable Augustus Tolton, the first African-American priest, took place Thursday with the intention of overcoming racism.

In Uganda, young people represent “wealth of courage, agency and ideas”

During a ceremony recognizing how young people in Uganda are true “agents of change” in health and healing, Rev. Pauline Njiru, eastern...

Amid COVID-19, African church leaders say availing quality seeds to farmers can help beat...

As African nations begin opening after months of coronavirus closures, church officials and agricultural experts are stressing an immediate supply of quality...

Faith-based groups ask Congress to fund international pandemic assistance

A coalition of faith-based organizations is asking Congress to take immediate action to help fund efforts to help fight the coronavirus pandemic...

Teacher completes walking pilgrimage to California’s 21 missions

A Catholic teacher who finished a pilgrimage to the Spanish Missions in California this week has emphasized his devotion to the first...
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Church demolished overnight by Hindu nationalists

A church in Khammam District in India’s Telangana state was demolished on 31 August at around 2am. It is believed the perpetrators...

Salvadoran imprisoned for 1989 killings of 5 Jesuit priests

A former colonel of the Salvadoran military, Inocente Orlando Montano Morales, has been convicted in a Spanish court for is participation in...

Online prayer service to observe World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel

An online morning prayer hosted by the World Council of Churches (WCC) on 14 September will be specially focused on the World...