Jesuits in the U.S. had to face that these executions had been carried out by a military force that enjoyed the full support of their own government.
Ordinary Mexicans have taken to the streets, condemning the crimes committed against 43 teacher trainees and the apparent collusion between criminals and the political class in parts of the country.
Philippine church and government leaders are preparing the country for Pope Francis' visit with spiritual guidance for the faithful and precautions about crowd control.
The sheets came off and there in death were the priests I had known in life. What I was seeing was inevitable, I thought, given what I knew of the men.
A Spanish archbishop reacted angrily to complaints by local clergy that he wasted money on a "luxurious residence" for himself in one of the country's most-deprived regions.
Archbishop Santiago Garcia Aracil of Merida-Badajoz said in a brief posting on the archdiocesan website that the work on the residence and the archdiocesan seminary was approved by an advisory council before it began.
"I reject these libelous and defamatory claims," Garcia wrote.
Gathering at "a time of severe tension and conflict," particularly in the Middle East, 24 Catholic and Muslim leaders and scholars urged dialogue to promote greater respect and understanding and condemned all acts of violence committed in the name of religion.
A Catholic Korean group in Seoul this week gathered to give family members of victims in April’s Sewol ferry sinking a list of 130,936 signatures calling for an investigation into the disaster.
The signatures, which were handed over by the group Catholic Council for Investigating the Sewol, were collected from priests, monks, nuns, and congregants over the past three weeks.
Pope Francis' penchant for austerity and humility will face a diplomatic challenge when he visits Turkey's new ostentatious presidential palace on his first visit to the country later this month.
Francis will be the first foreign dignitary to be welcomed by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the new 1,000-room palace when he visits Ankara on Nov. 28.
Turkish architects have written to the pope urging him not to go to the palace built by Erdogan and known locally as the "White Palace."
Two months after 3-year-old Christina was snatched by Islamic State militants from a bus as her family helplessly watched, Ayda Abada wonders about the fate of her daughter.
Now sheltering in an unfinished building in the Christian enclave of Ainkawa outside of Irbil, the capital of the Kurdistan area of northern Iraq, Abada replays the scene over and over in her mind.
A disagreement between the Catholic church and the government over a tetanus vaccine has clergy urging people to shun the injection, saying it's a stealth population-control ploy.