Trump’s rhetoric on Islam takes significant steps in a Catholic direction

Charles C. Camosy CRUX The things Donald Trump said about Islam and Muslims during the 2016 presidential campaign cycle are likely still fresh in our minds. He rarely missed a chance to link Muslims to terrorism by using the phrase “radical Islamic terrorism,” regularly calling out his political opponents for […]

White House Climate Change Meeting Postponed

AP WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House has postponed a Tuesday meeting to discuss whether the United States should withdraw from the landmark international climate deal struck in Paris under the Obama administration. The White House said late Monday that the meeting would be rescheduled. This is the second time […]

Obama to discuss climate change in Italy

Rebecca Savransky The Hill Former President Barack Obama is traveling to Italy, where he will speak this week about food security and climate change. The former president is expected to go to Milan to meet with several Italians and discuss the issues. On Monday, the former president is scheduled to […]

Address of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew: “Religions and Peace” at Al-Azhar and Muslim Council of Elders’ Global Peace Conference

Zenit Address of His-All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew “RELIGIONS AND PEACE” Al-Azhar and Muslim Council of Elders’ Global Peace Conference Cairo, April 27, 2017 Your Beatitudes, Eminences, Excellencies, Distinguished participants, Dear friends, It is an honor to be invited to address this Conference on Global Peace organized by Al-Azhar and […]

Pope Francis’ Address to Coptic Orthodox Patriarch Pope Tawadros II

Zenit ‘The deepening progress of our ecumenical journey is also sustained, in mysterious and quite relevant way, by a genuine ecumenism of blood’ Here is a Vatican-provided translation of Pope Francis’ address to Coptic Orthodox Patriarch, His Holiness Tawadros II, during his April 28-29 visit. Today, they signed a common […]

Pope to Authorities: Egypt Has Role to Play to Avoid Spread of Worse Violence

Addressing Authorities, Diplomatic Corps in Egypt, Encourages ‘Drawing on Egyptian Genius’ to Find Solutions Zenit “Egypt has a unique role to play in the Middle East and among those countries seeking solutions to pressing and complex problems that need to be faced now in order to avoid the spread of […]

Vatican decries “genocidal scourge” of terrorism in the Middle East

CRUX The chief Vatican diplomat to the United Nations said “there is no greater antidote to violence and hatred than dialogue and encounter” during a debate on the situation in the Middle East taking place at the UN Security Council. Archbishop Bernardito Auza also called on religious leaders to speak […]