Last Updated: Aug 31, 2016

What the Church in South Sudan is doing amid a humanitarian crisis

Washington D.C., Aug 31, 2016 / 06:01 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Amid a civil war, a humanitarian crisis, and the threat of mass starvation, the Church in South Sudan is still working to bring Christ to a troubled country.

Francis welcomes peace deal between Colombia's government, rebels

Vatican City, Aug 31, 2016 / 04:39 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- On Wednesday Pope Francis expressed his pleasure that peace negotiations between the Colombian government and FARC rebels have been finalized, though he declined to send a representative to help select judges for a truth and justice commission.

The US has resettled 10,000 Syrian refugees in the last year

Washington D.C., Aug 31, 2016 / 03:31 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- As the Obama administration announced Monday that the U.S. had met its goal of accepting 10,000 Syrian refugees in fiscal year 2016, religious freedom advocates voiced approval.

Openness to grace strengthens human reason, Pope reminds cardiologists

Rome, Italy, Aug 31, 2016 / 12:17 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The Church supports the work of studying God's creation in the human body and encourages the sciences in service to the weak and infirm of society, Pope Francis told cardiologists Wednesday.