“Whereas God carries forward the work of creation ... war destroys. It ruins the most beautiful work of his hands: human beings.”
Directive urges UN officials to lobby to permit abortion as a form of reparation for sexual violence against women.
Holy See's permanent observer to the UN says international community beginning to act but in the long run "a dialogue of reconciliation and acceptance of diversity" is needed.
Rampaging Islamic State Jihadists force Christians to flee, occupy churches and burn manuscripts in Northern Iraq.
On first anniversary of his disappearance in Syria, appeal for information on Fr Paolo Dell'Oglio.
Only love of friends and family "keeping us alive” say parents grieving loss of three children and a grandparent.
But agency warns that deal must lead to improved humanitarian access, as five million people are "in urgent need of aid".
Italian nun who knew Fr Frans van der Lugt tells CatholicIreland.net he was man of dialogue.
Faithful urged to overcome indifference towards the innumerable victims of war.
Concern 'monitoring situation' as clashes continue in capitals of oil producing states.
Talks continue over 12 nuns kidnapped on 6 December.
As many as 78 dead following suicide attacks on Peshawar church.
8.4m people in urgent need of humanitarian aid according to Trócaire.