Last Updated: May 24, 2017

ISIS ally in Philippines storms Catholic cathedral, takes hostages

Marawi, Philippines, May 24, 2017 / 12:48 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Islamic State-allied militants in the Philippines have taken a Catholic priest and a group of church-goers hostage, threatening to kill them if the nationís military does not cease its current offensive against them.

Cardinal Zen urges prayer for Christians in China

Rome, Italy, May 24, 2017 / 01:43 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- As Chinese Catholics celebrate the feast of Our Lady, Help of Christians, Cardinal Joseph Zen has asked for prayers on behalf of Christians in the country, who often face difficulty and even persecution for their faith.

Ivanka Trump meets with human trafficking survivors in Rome

Rome, Italy, May 24, 2017 / 11:30 am (EWTN News/CNA).- After a visit with Pope Francis Wednesday, Ivanka Trump met a group of human trafficking survivors, calling them examples of strength and addressing various legislative ways the U.S. government can help victims.

Pope Francis: Even in the darkest moments, Jesus walks with us

Vatican City, May 24, 2017 / 09:39 am (EWTN News).- On Wednesday Pope Francis said that no matter what trials we might face, we have hope because Jesus is always by our side, just like he was for the disciples on the road to Emmaus.