Category Archives: World

South Sudan bishops condemn atrocities, appeal for help to prevent famine

By Simon Caldwell Catholic News Service MANCHESTER, England (CNS) — South Sudan’s Catholic bishops asked for the world’s help to prevent mass starvation that threatens the lives of more than 5 million people. In a separate statement, they also said … Continue reading

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Australian archbishops: Leadership on abuse was ‘catastrophic failure’

By Catholic News Service SYDNEY (CNS) — Five Australian archbishops testified before a government commission on child sexual abuse, reiterating apologies and taking responsibility for actions that occurred before they were church leaders. They also said they believed the culture … Continue reading

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Help stop war in Ukraine, aid children in need, says church leader

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service ROME (CNS) — The head of the Ukrainian Catholic Church called on the international community to “stop the aggressor” in Ukraine’s “forgotten conflict” and help the 1 million children in need of urgent humanitarian … Continue reading

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Church leaders hope Trump does not repeal conflict-minerals provisions

By Jonathan Luxmoore Catholic News Service OXFORD, England (CNS) — Church leaders and organizations in Africa, Europe and the United States said it would be disastrous if U.S. President Donald Trump issued an executive order telling companies they no longer … Continue reading

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Bishop, advocates oppose Mississippi bill to outlaw sanctuary cities

By Maureen Smith Catholic News Service JACKSON, Miss. (CNS) — A bill that would keep agencies, cities and college campuses in Mississippi from offering sanctuary to unauthorized immigrants would not keep communities safe and goes against the Christian tenet of … Continue reading

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Border bishops call for dignity regardless of ‘migration condition’

By Rhina Guidos Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — In a joint statement, Catholic bishops whose dioceses are along the U.S.-Mexico border spoke of the “pain, the fear, and the anguish” they’re seeing in immigrants and vowed to follow the … Continue reading

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U.S. bishops call for solidarity with Middle East victims of violence

By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Christians and all people in the Middle East need the solidarity of the U.S. Catholic Church, said the chairmen of three committees of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the head of … Continue reading

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