Category Archives: World

After U.S. reversal, Vatican reiterates two states needed in Holy Land

By Junno Arocho Esteves  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Vatican reiterated its call for a two-state solution in the Holy Land after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the United States would no longer recognize the … Continue reading

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Welcoming pope after long flight, Thais keep it warm and informal

By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service BANGKOK (CNS) — Arriving in Thailand after an 11-hour flight, Pope Francis was greeted by 11 children — one for each of the country’s dioceses. Pope Francis caressed the faces of the shy little … Continue reading

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Pope calls for action against destructive culture of food waste

By Paige Hanley Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A negligent and selfish culture of food waste is fueling the global hunger crisis, damaging the lives of individuals and preventing the progress of all people, Pope Francis said. “In … Continue reading

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Minority mission: Pope to encourage Thailand’s small Catholic community

By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The theme of Pope Francis’ visit to Thailand is focused on mission, but in the Asian country where Catholics are a tiny minority, that mission is less about proclamation and … Continue reading

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No nukes: Pope expected to take aim at new arms race during Japan trip

By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis’ top aide made no secret of what will be on the pope’s mind when he visits Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, Nov. 24: “the total elimination of nuclear weapons.” … Continue reading

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Decline in baptisms leads Quebec church to rethink children’s spirituality

QUEBEC CITY (CNS) — The great doorway to growing in the Christian faith is narrowing from year to year in Quebec as baptisms have significantly declined in since 2012 and there’s no indication the trend will reverse. Confronted with a … Continue reading

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Murder of Jesuits was marked with horror, but inspired defense of the poor

Backgrounder By Rhina Guidos  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — No one can deny that the act was horrific. Six priests found face down on a lawn with bullet holes through various parts of their bodies. One was in his … Continue reading

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