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Bishops in Cameroon Demand Release of Canadian Nun and Italian Priests
Last edited 8th May 2014

The Catholic bishops’ conference of Cameroon has demanded the release of two Italian priests and a Canadian nun, a month after they were kidnapped by suspected Nigerian Islamists.

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Vatican Calls for Release of 200 Nigerian Girls Kidnapped by Boko Haram
Last edited 8th May 2014

In a short statement, the Vatican spokesperson Federico Lombardi said that the Vatican is joining international appeals to release nearly 200 girls kidnapped in northern Nigeria. Boko Haram, an extremist group known for their attacks on Churches and civilians, kidnapped the girls from their school three weeks ago, but it has gathered increased attention in the past few days.


Nigerian Cardinal Urges Action to Free Kidnapped Girls
Last edited 7th May 2014

Cardinal John Onaiyekan of Abuja has called for “concrete action” to save the hundreds of girls kidnapped by Boko Haram, saying his country is “ashamed” by the failure to find them.

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Vatican Dialogue: ‘Man is a Technical Giant and an Ethical Child’
Last edited 7th May 2014

VATICAN CITY — “Birth control.”

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Britain becoming a nation of Good Samaritans
Last edited 7th May 2014

OECD report suggests that the legacy of recession has been a greater willingness by people to help others.

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Moral Argument to Raise Minimum Wage
Last edited 6th May 2014

The president of Catholic Charities USA discusses the moral imperative of raising the minimum wage. Video by Catholic News Service.


International Religious Freedom in Review
Last edited 6th May 2014

“With religious freedom abuses occurring daily around the world against people of all faiths and those without religious faith, the United States must by words and deeds stand in solidarity with the persecuted,” declared USCIRF Chairman Robert P. George.


Nigeria President Vows to Free Abducted Girls
Last edited 4th May 2014

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has vowed to ensure the release of 223 schoolgirls abducted by suspected Islamists, saying he has sought help from US President Barack Obama to overcome the nation's security challenges.


15 Nations Named ‘Particularly Serious’ Religious-Freedom Violators
Last edited 4th May 2014

In its newly released annual report, the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) is urging the State Department to designate or redesignate 15 nations as “countries of particular concern” (CPCs) because they are nations “where particularly severe violations of religious freedom are tolerated or perpetrated.”


Nigeria Holds Breath Over Fate of 100 Kidnapped Schoolgirls - Please Pray!
Last edited 2nd May 2014

More than one hundred Nigerian schoolgirls remain missing after a brazen nighttime kidnapping believed to have been carried out by the Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram. The military was forced last to retract an earlier statement that most of the captives had been released.

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