ISIS has killed three Assyrian Christian captives and threatened to execute more unless it receives ransom payments.
Pope Francis will not address the Kenyan parliament during his visit next month, according to local media reports.
Colombia’s Supreme Court has ordered a diocese to pay $220,000 (£143,000, €194,000) to the families of two clerical abuse victims.
Arthur Brooks hails the Pope’s “subversive message” in Cuba and the United States.
And Mark Shea says GK Chesterton should be declared santo subito.
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