Last Updated: Oct 1, 2014

US bishop: Political will lacking, but Holy Land wants peace

Washington D.C., Oct 01, 2014 / 05:14 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Christians and Muslims are coexisting peacefully in Israel and Palestine, but the political will for peace is not yet there, said the leader of a recent bishops’ pilgrimage to the Holy Land.

Vatican media reform committee to make first proposals at Easter

Vatican City, Oct 01, 2014 / 05:01 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Having met for the first time last week, the committee to reform the Vatican's media and communications will continue to formulate its proposals, being able to present them by Easter of 2015.

Pastor killed in Pakistan after blasphemy charge

Islamabad, Pakistan, Oct 01, 2014 / 12:44 pm (EWTN News).- Christian pastor Zafar Bhatti, who had been on trial for allegedly breaking predominantly Muslim Pakistan’s strict anti-blasphemy law, was shot and killed in a Rawalpindi jail by a policeman on Sept. 25, reports said.

Apostolic nuncios to Middle East will discuss aid, response to terrorists

Vatican City, Oct 01, 2014 / 11:52 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis and Vatican officials are due to meet this week with the nuncios to seven Middle Eastern nations to discuss responses to the Islamic State, and in particular how to provide humanitarian aid to displaced persons.