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Holy See urges establishment of 'nuclear-free zone' in Middle East
A Vatican official called for the establishment of a "nuclear-free zone" in the Middle East and urged all countries to work toward total the elimination of their nuclear arsenals.
African synod members include representatives from around the world
Bishops, priests and laity from each of the 53 African nations, as well as from Orthodox, Anglican and Protestant churches on the continent, will be the chief protagonists of the Synod of Bishops for Africa. But they will not be the only participants.
Charity in action: Impact of new saints continues in United States
Both Blessed Damien de Veuster and Blessed Jeanne Jugan, who will be canonized by Pope Benedict XVI Oct. 11, are important figures for U.S. Catholics and reflect the pope's priority on the faith as charity in action, especially toward society's outcasts and forgotten.
South African church officials to help Sierra Leone Catholics rebuild
Drawing on their experiences of rebuilding after apartheid, Catholic leaders in South Africa will help the church in Sierra Leone rebuild after its 11-year civil war.
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