The bishops said the church had been on the forefront of promoting an investigation into these vaccines.
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.
As climate change devastates communities in Kenya, church leaders are helping to address the crisis locally while also calling on industrialized nations to own up to their responsibilities for spewing greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere.
"I think [industrialized nations] are responsible for most of the emissions," said Peter Solomon Gichira, the climate change program officer at the All Africa Conference of Churches. "They have responsibility to support climate change adaptation and mitigation as a moral obligation."
Before the Indianapolis Colts signed Daniel Adongo to a contract, the lifelong Catholic knew little about American football. Now his world has been turned upside-down.
NCR Today: Iraqi Christians flee their homes amid militant push; Catholic University coach killed in accident; more Spaniards are attending Mass regularly.
Preview: Religious women walk among the 3.3 million people who live in Nairobi. Here are some stories of their faith, their grit.
NCR Today: The origins of April Fools' Day; Holy Thursday feet-washing ritual; a moment of prayer in a town council meeting.
A call for greater acceptance of gays and lesbians has put African and Western churches on a collision course.
While so many of us worry about the lack of pediatric care in depressed areas of the world, Mercy Sr. Karen Schneider, a pediatrician at Johns Hopkins Children's Center, has found a creative, positive way to address children's needs by founding Mercy Medical Missions.
Sr. Camille: When and how did this come about?
But for the tragedy in the Philippines, 2013 is ending as a quiet year for humanitarian events, right? Not necessarily.