While the attacks on the satirical Charlie Hebdo weekly magazine and a Jewish supermarket brought a show of solidarity from around the world, they also raised urgent questions.
A centrist, Robert White argued for a negotiated -- not military -- solution to the civil war beginning to ravage El Salvador.
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Underlining the failure of the Nigerian government to stop the violent rampage of Boko Haram, a Catholic bishop has called for Western military intervention.
The Muslim militant group's increasingly deadly assaults and expanded recruitment from countries across North Africa mean "a concerted military campaign is needed by the West to crush Boko Haram," said Bishop Oliver Dashe Doeme of Maiduguri, capital of the troubled Borno state.
Column: Wars may end when the final shot is fired or the last bomb dropped, but the effects of the violence remain. So it is with the Vietnam War.
Manila: After waiting overnight in the street for papal Mass, Jennifer Roman says "It's worth the wait. It's like a fiesta!"
Addressing a record-setting millions of Filipinos under pouring rain in his last public appearance during his four-day trip to the country, Pope Francis called on them to be "outstanding missionaries of the faith" to Asia.
Speaking Sunday during a homily at an open-air Mass in Manila's Rizal Park, Francis also asked them to protect the family against what he called "insidious attacks."
Philippines: Responding to a 12-year-old who asked why God lets children suffer, Francis says: "Certain realties in life we only see through eyes that are cleansed through our tears."
Philippines: One organization is helping communities work together on the issues of climate and housing rights.
The bishops said the church had been on the forefront of promoting an investigation into these vaccines.