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Huma’s parents appeal to Pope: “Francis, help us!”

The parents of a 14-year-old Christian Huma Younas have asked Pope Francis and civil authorities for help after their daughter was kidnapped and forced to marry one of the kidnappers. “The interest of the international community is crucial,” says a lawyer who is following the case.

SAT-7 satellite TV beaming the Christian message of hope to a troubled region

A Christian Satellite TV network bringing hope, education and entertainment to millions of Arabic-speakers in 21 countries across the Middle East and North Africa, takes up the challenge of doing more for the suffering Christians in Iraq and in Syria.

Mexico welcomes US move to hold off designating drug cartels as terrorist cells

Mexico`s President is welcoming a decision from US President Donald Trump to temporarily hold off designating Mexican drug cartels as terrorist cells.

Austria and Moldova uncover nuclear smuggling ring

Europe's police agency says authorities in Austria and Moldova have broken up an organized crime ring suspected of smuggling nuclear materials. The revelations come amid worries about the uncontrolled spread of nuclear materials and concerns expressed by Pope Francis regarding the use and the possession of nuclear weapons.

Pope urges cinema to continue to be a school of humanism

Pope Francis on Saturday received in audience members of Italy’s Catholic Association of Community Cinema Hall Operators (ACEC).

Pope to Catholic NGOs: Move forward with courage and hope

Pope Francis welcomed Papal representatives, representatives of Dicasteries of the Roman Curia, and members of Catholic-inspired NGOs to the “See of Peter” on Saturday, as a symbol of their “communion with the universal Church”.

Cardinal Czerny: My family during World War II

In a Vatican News exclusive, Cardinal Michael Czerny, SJ, the Under-Secretary of the Migrants and Refugees Section of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, recounts the experience of his family during the Second World War.

Germany's Merkel visits Auschwitz amid rising anti-semitism

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has visited the former German Nazi death camp Auschwitz amid concerns about rising anti-semitism in Germany and Europe and brought with here a massive. She carefully walked through the gates of the former German Nazi death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau with the notorious words "Arbeit Macht Frei."

Peace agreement and Pope Francis’ visit giving hope to the people of South Sudan

“We are a family of God’s people, in participatory service to the Church.” This is the theme of the first Diocesan Synod organised by the Diocese of Tombura-Yambio in South Sudan.

Pope urges researchers on social issues to smell like sheep

Pope Francis on Friday received in audience the officials and staff of the Italian weekly magazine, “Aggiornamenti Sociali”. In a prepared text he handed them, he encouraged a preferential love for the poor and building of bridges among people through listening, dialogue and walking together.