Pope arrives in Iraq, promoting peace, tolerance, equality
Pope Francis receives flowers from children during a welcoming ceremony with Iraqi President Barham Salih at the presidential palace in Baghdad March 5, 2021. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)

Pope arrives in Iraq, promoting peace, tolerance, equality

“I come as a pilgrim of peace in the name of Christ, the prince of peace," Pope Francis told the Iraqi people March 5

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Pope’s pandemic year in review: Prayer, online meetings, hopes for change
Pope Francis prays in front of the "Miraculous Crucifix" from the Church of St. Marcellus in Rome during a prayer service in an empty St. Peter's Square at the Vatican in this March 27, 2020, file photo. With COVID-19 already a crisis around the globe, the pope's prayer service that night drew the world's attention. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)

Pope’s pandemic year in review: Prayer, online meetings, hopes for change

Pope Francis implored people to use the crisis as an opportunity to rethink the way they treat their neighbors and the environment.

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Prepare now for post-pandemic ministry, church professionals urge
A man in Arlington, Va., sits by himself inside St. Ann Church March 20, 2020, during the coronavirus pandemic. Church professionals urge now is the time to prepare for post-pandemic ministry. (CNS photo/Ann M. Augherton, Arlington Herald) See IN-DEPTH-CHURCH-POST-CORONAVIRUS April 20, 2020.

Prepare now for post-pandemic ministry, church professionals urge

A man in Arlington, Va., sits by himself inside St. Ann Church March 20, 2020, during the coronavirus pandemic. Church professionals urge now is the time to prepare for post-pandemic…

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COVID-19 worries loom on many fronts in rural America
Agricultural workers in Arvin, Calif., clean carrot crops April 3, 2020, during the coronavirus pandemic. (CNS photo/Shannon Stapleton, Reuters) See COVID-RURAL April 10, 2020.

COVID-19 worries loom on many fronts in rural America

Agricultural workers in Arvin, Calif., clean carrot crops April 3, 2020, during the coronavirus pandemic. CNS photo/Shannon Stapleton, Reuters WASHINGTON (CNS Mark Pattison) -- Making a living as a farmer…

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