Last Updated: Oct 30, 2014

Displaced Christians in Kurdistan – 'Their tears have run dry'

Erbil, Iraq, Oct 30, 2014 / 05:47 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Christians who were forced from their homes in northern Iraq by the Islamic State this summer are a people whose soul is being destroyed, said a priest who visited Kurdish Iraq, where many have taken refuge.

New archbishop of Madrid outlines pastoral priorities

Madrid, Spain, Oct 30, 2014 / 03:17 am (EWTN News).- Archbishop Carlos Osoro Sierra, whom Pope Francis recently tapped to head the Archdiocese of Madrid, said that youth, family and the idea of pilgrimage are among the focuses he will have in his new ministry.

Italian diocese laments suicide of priest who admitted abuse

Trieste, Italy, Oct 30, 2014 / 01:03 am (EWTN News/CNA).- The Diocese of Trieste has announced “with a spirit full of sorrow and dismay” that one of its priests, who had recently admitted to sexual abuse of a minor female, committed suicide on Tuesday.

Dialogue must replace fighting, South Sudanese bishops say

Juba, South Sudan, Oct 29, 2014 / 09:02 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The bishops in South Sudan are calling for an immediate end to violence in their country, saying  it should be replaced with “dialogue and compromise.”