Last Updated: Jul 24, 2016

Pope responds to violence in Munich and Kabul with call for more prayer

Vatican City, Jul 24, 2016 / 07:23 am (EWTN News/CNA).- On Sunday, Pope Francis responded to recent acts of violence in Germany and Afghanistan, expressing his closeness to the families of the victims, and stressing the importance of prayer in the face of threats against “safety and peace.”

Racial tensions spark day of prayer, peace task force with US bishops

Washington D.C., Jul 23, 2016 / 05:02 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- After several shootings and increased racial tensions around the country, the head of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has called for a national day of prayer and appointed a task force devoted to peace and unity.

Amid protests, Zimbabwe's Christian leaders band together to speak out

Harare, Zimbabwe, Jul 22, 2016 / 05:54 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- In Zimbabwe, there are protests against the government and officials’ harsh treatment of a Christian pastor whose video about his frustration went viral on the internet. Now, Christian leaders in the country have called for an end to harassment of clergy and for a just response to other grievances.

This priest encourages drivers to 'be merciful on the road'

Madrid, Spain, Jul 22, 2016 / 01:02 am (EWTN News/CNA).- As more drivers hit the roads in the U.S. and Europe for summer road trips, a priest in Spain is ramping up his 'highway ministry' to promote safety and to care for those who spend much of their lives on four wheels.