Martyrs witness to the power of love, pope says

As part of his series of talks about “zeal” for evangelization, Pope Francis spoke about the witness of “the host of martyrs — men and women of every age, language and nation — who have given their life for Christ.”

Asian bishops commit to work with nations, NGOs for better continent

One of the paths they identified was “bridge-building” among religions and traditions and also “principled engagement with governments” and nongovernmental agencies on issues of human rights, eradication of poverty, human trafficking, care of the earth, and other common concerns.