Last Updated: Oct 1, 2014

Iraqi couple finds courage in a Pope who suffers with them

Vatican City, Oct 01, 2014 / 01:02 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- An elderly couple who lost everything after fleeing their home due to ISIS violence met with Pope Francis on Sunday, saying the encounter gave them hope because they know they are not alone.

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 Pakistanís 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.

Cardinal Mueller: Do not remove challenges of Gospel

Cordoba, Spain, Oct 01, 2014 / 03:14 am (EWTN News/CNA).- With the Synod on the Family just days away, the head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith cautioned against deconstructing the Gospel message to make it artificially easy.