• British cardinal says ‘faith is strong’ among Gaza’s Christians

    • Nov 6, 2016

    Cardinal Vincent Nichols on Sunday praised Gaza’s Christians, whose numbers have dwindled during a decade of Hamas rule and an Israeli-Egyptian blockade, saying, “There have always been Christians here. Their numbers are small, but I believe their faith is strong.”

  • Pope urges rehabilitation, clemency for prisoners

    Pope urges rehabilitation, clemency for prisoners

    • Nov 6, 2016

    Francis has made it a mission of his papacy to encourage greater compassion for prisoners. He has also urged governments to consider granting a Holy Year amnesty to prisoners, to find alternatives to incarceration and, at the very least, to abolish the death penalty.

  • Romania debates referendum to ban gay marriage

    Romania debates referendum to ban gay marriage

    • Nov 4, 2016

    Two Romanian senators submitted a draft bill on Thursday calling for a referendum on changing the constitution to specify that marriage is a union between a man and a woman, after a petition signed by almost 3 million people, but the party leader is asking them to stand down.