Blessed Rosario Livatino, a Catholic judge brutally killed by the mafia in 1990, was beatified Sunday in Sicily.
Pope Francis indicated his willingness to visit North Korea, the country, where Christians are the most persecuted.
Bishop nominee Christian Carlassare was born Northeastern Italy in 1977.
The International Eucharistic Congress will take place in the Hungarian capital from the 5th to the 12th of September.
Christians living in Nineveh Governorate face near-daily security threats with the presence of radical Muslim militia.
The pope prayed the Sunday Angelus on March 7 with Christians at a church in Bakhdida.
The state secretary gave the live interview from Iraq.
Pope Francis appealed for harmony among the followers of the world’s major monotheistic religions at an interreligious meeting.
It was decapitated in the Christian village of Karamles, between Mosul and Erbil, during the Islamic State’s occupation.