Last Updated: Nov 28, 2014

A new path for unity – Pope and Patriarch to face world challenges together

Istanbul, Turkey, Nov 28, 2014 / 07:27 am (EWTN News/CNA).- A common declaration of Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew on the issues of ecology and poverty would be natural is foreseeable for the future, a theological advisor of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Costantinople told CNA Nov. 28.

Waiting for the Pope: Istanbul refugee center prepares to welcome Francis

Istanbul, Turkey, Nov 28, 2014 / 07:16 am (EWTN News/CNA).- People at the refugee center that Pope Francis will visit this coming Sunday are learning to seek a future, the director of the center told EWTN News Nov. 27.

Law group: Iran nuclear deal should include Christian pastor's freedom

Washington D.C., Nov 28, 2014 / 06:11 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Advocates pushing for the U.S. State Department to demand the release of Christen pastor Saeed Abedini – a U.S. citizen imprisoned in Iran – remained hopeful after Iranian nuclear talks were extended for six months.

Pope: don't be depressed – despite our ugly reality, we have hope

Vatican City, Nov 27, 2014 / 11:23 am (EWTN News).- In his homily on Thursday Pope Francis said that although sin and corruption often seem to win out over good, Jesus gives us a promise of hope which enables us to keep “our heads held high.”