Last Updated: Aug 30, 2014

Greek Catholics face hostility amid unrest in Ukraine

Rome, Italy, Aug 29, 2014 / 06:02 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- A bishop of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church called for peace amid escalating conflict with pro-Russian separatists, stating that the Church there is facing increased persecution as fighting goes on.

Myanmar celebrates 500 years of Catholicism with music, art

Yangon, Myanmar, Aug 30, 2014 / 08:53 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Celebrating 500 years since the arrival of Catholicism in Myanmar, Catholic artists have pooled together to evangelize through a new musical endeavor.  

Iraqi refugees working to help each other survive

Erbil, Iraq, Aug 29, 2014 / 10:33 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Christians and other religious minorities who have fled areas in Iraq that have fallen under Islamic State control are now helping one another to survive as refugees, an aid worker said.

Pakistani leader talks persecuted Christians with Pope Francis

Vatican City, Aug 29, 2014 / 03:03 am (EWTN News/CNA).- In a brief encounter with Pope Francis following his general audience yesterday, former Pakistani minister Paul Bhatti discussed persecuted Christians and invited the pontiff to visit their country.