Pope returns with 12 refugees after visit to Greek camp

Apr 17, 2016

Pope returns with 12 refugees after visit to Greek camp

Pope Francis took three families of Syrian refugees back to Rome on Saturday after visiting the frontline of Europe’s migrant crisis at a camp in Greece where migrants wept at his feet, kissed his hand and begged for help. At a sprawling fenced complex ...

Apr 11, 2016

Samoans divided over young woman's stigmata

Claims that a young woman developed wounds after playing Jesus Christ in a play have sharply divided opinion in Samoa, with people divided over whether the bleeding cuts are an authentic miracle or a hoax. The country’s prime minister is among those who believe ...

Jan 18, 2016

Czech leader says Muslim integration 'practically impossible' in Europe

Czech President Milos Zeman, known for his fiery anti-migrant rhetoric, said on Sunday it is “practically impossible” to integrate Muslims into European society. “The experience of Western European countries which have ghettos and excluded localities shows that the integration of the Muslim community is ...

Christmas carols bring solace to Libya's fearful Christians

Dec 22, 2015

Christmas carols bring solace to Libya's fearful Christians

In the capital of war-torn Libya, a dwindling community of Catholic and Coptic foreign workers leave their fears and anxieties at the church door as they gather for Christmas carols and laughter. Lisa, a 47-year-old Filipina nurse, said she had just celebrated the festival ...