Category Archives: World

Pope: Helping refugees means converting hearts hardened against them

By Carol GlatzĀ  Catholic News Service ROME (CNS) — With so much suffering, poverty and exploitation in the world, missionary work must also include reaching out to people whose hearts are closed to receiving immigrants and refugees, Pope Francis told … Continue reading

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Blessed Oscar Romero continues to inspire listeners through radio

By Melissa Vida Catholic News Service SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (CNS) — In San Salvador’s traffic jams or at work, people turn on Radio YSAX to listen to Blessed Oscar Romero’s homilies, just as they did over 30 years ago. … Continue reading

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Mideast Christian leaders to Trump: Jerusalem move could have dire results

(Updated Dec. 7) By Judith Sudilovsky Catholic News Service JERUSALEM (CNS) — In an open letter to U.S. President Donald Trump, Christian leaders in Jerusalem said U.S. recognition of the city as the capital of Israel could have dire regional … Continue reading

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Pope says world has reached moral limit on nuclear deterrence

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT FROM BANGLADESH (CNS) — The Cold War policy of nuclear deterrence appears morally unacceptable today, Pope Francis said. St. John Paul II, in a 1982 message to the U.N. General … Continue reading

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Pope expresses satisfaction with meetings on Rohingya crisis

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT FROM BANGLADESH (CNS) — Well aware he was disappointing some people by not using the word “Rohingya” publicly in Myanmar, Pope Francis said his chief concern had been to get … Continue reading

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Fear and loathing: Rohingya crisis shows danger of identity politics

Backgrounder and analysis By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service DHAKA, Bangladesh (CNS) — The themes chosen by the local bishops for Pope Francis’ visits to Myanmar and Bangladesh — “Love and peace” and “Harmony and peace” — sounded naive or … Continue reading

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Defend God’s image by defending the Rohingya, pope urges

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service DHAKA, Bangladesh (CNS) — Each human being is created in the image and likeness of God, yet so often people desecrate that image with violence as seen in the treatment of Myanmar’s Rohingya minority, … Continue reading

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