Last Updated: Oct 17, 2017

A modern horror: global persecution of Christians at historic peak, report says

New York City, N.Y., Oct 17, 2017 / 04:02 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Anti-Christian persecution is “worse than at any time in history” and in many cases genocide and other crimes against humanity “now mean that the Church in core countries and regions faces the possibility of imminent wipe-out,” says a new report from Aid to the Church in Need.

Pope Francis on why he gives interviews

Vatican City, Oct 17, 2017 / 04:49 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- In a preface to a new book of interviews, Pope Francis outlined his approach to speaking with journalists, explaining that he thinks interviews should be like a conversation and this is why he doesn’t prepare answers in advance.

What is Pope Francis' approach to appointing new bishops?

Vatican City, Oct 17, 2017 / 03:34 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Among the most lasting aspects of a Pope’s leadership is his appointment of bishops. To understand a Pope, it’s important to understand how he makes decisions about episcopal leadership.

US bishops call for health care protection for the most vulnerable

Washington D.C., Oct 17, 2017 / 07:04 am (EWTN News/CNA).- In the wake of an executive order issued by the Trump administration halting federal assistance for certain insurance plans, the U.S. bishops reaffirmed that helping to protect low-income persons and the vulnerable is of the utmost importance.