Religious Persecution Continues To Rise Worldwide

When asked to assess religious freedom worldwide compared to a decade ago, Edward Clancy, the director of outreach for Aid to the Church in Need, doesn’t hesitate with his answer. 

Pope Francis’ Envoy Welcomed By Faithful in South Sudan

Hundreds of people greeted Pope Francis’ envoy to South Sudan’s capital on July 5. Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin was received by religious leaders, government officials, and hundreds of guests who sang and danced upon his arrival.

Jesuit Priest and Teacher Killed in South Sudan

A Jesuit priest from Kenya was reported killed in central South Sudan. Father Victor Luke Odhiambo, 62, who directed a Church-run training center for teachers, died Nov. 14 when armed men stormed a church compound where he lived.