Catholic News Service, serving since 1920 as a news agency specializing in reporting religion, is one of the primary sources of national and world news that appears in the United States Catholic press. It is also one of the leading sources of news for Catholic print and broadcast media throughout the world. More than 170 U.S. Catholic newspapers and broadcasters and in excess of 70 other news organizations in over 60 countries utilize its services. The news agency reaches more than 8 million readers worldwide. Vatican Radio, which broadcasts news around the globe in more than 30 languages, is among the users of the Catholic News Service s daily news reports. Catholic News Service is an editorially independent and a financially self-sustaining division of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Catholic News Service is staffed by trained professional journalists, and all its nonmanagement staff are members of the Newspaper Guild. Catholic News Service is headquartered in Washington, D.C.