Now that the participating countries have reached an agreement, it faces months of scrutiny in Congress.
Religious freedom "extends way beyond mere tolerance," said Secretary of State John Kerry Oct. 14 when announcing the U.S. State Department's release of the 2014 International Religious Freedom Report.
Fighting in Jerusalem began again following the late-September visit of Israeli Agricultural Minister Uri Ariel to one of the smallest contested spots on earth.
With a cellphone and GPS coordinates, Rev. Mussie Zerai, 40, has been helping to save African and Syrian refugees crossing into Europe for more than a decade.
Preview: Evangelizing Sisters of Mary in Zanzibar minister to Muslims and Christians, with an emphasis on the importance of educating girls and recognizing human trafficking.
Austrian and German bishops have given top priority to the migrant crisis and made it a key policy issue.
Afghans are now the third largest refugee group seeking sanctuary in Europe. Parwiz Mirzad, 21: "You can't trust a minute because anything could happen any second here."
Preview: Pope Francis' call -- to "express the Gospel in concrete terms" by each taking in at least one family -- appeared to endorse what many were already doing.
A news channel aired a recording of Pope Francis defending Bishop Juan Barros, recently assigned to Osorno, Chile, despite allegations that Barros covered up clergy sex abuse.
NCR Today: On a sabbatical in Europe, I am witnessing firsthand the impact of the refugee crisis, the largest human migration witnessed on the continent since 1945.