Category Archives: World

Vatican task force calls for an end to arms production

By Carol Glatz  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Human health, peace, security and progress would be better served with a complete end to the production of weapons worldwide, said members of a Vatican task force. “Now, more than … Continue reading

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Focolare member in Colombia pays it forward by helping fellow migrants

By Manuel Rueda  Catholic News Service TOCANCIPA, Colombia (CNS) — When Alba Rada arrived in Colombia, members of the Focolare movement gave her a warm welcome, got her kids in school and helped her with housing until she found a … Continue reading

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At Angelus, pope backs U.N. resolution calling for global cease-fire

By Junno Arocho Esteves  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis praised the United Nations’ adoption of a global cease-fire resolution amid the coronavirus pandemic that has swept the world. “The request for a global and immediate cease-fire, … Continue reading

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CNS wins 23 awards at 2020 Catholic Media Conference

By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Catholic News Service won 23 awards from the Catholic Press Association during the 2020 Virtual Catholic Media Conference. Those awards — all in editorial, photography and digital media categories — were announced during … Continue reading

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Archives reveal abuse allegations against founder of Schonstatt movement

By Junno Arocho Esteves  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Documents uncovered from the recently opened archives of the pontificate of Pope Pius XII revealed allegations of sexual abuse and abuse of power against the founder of the Schonstatt … Continue reading

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Vatican’s top diplomat meets about Mideast with U.S., Israeli ambassadors

By Carol Glatz  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican secretary of state, met with the U.S. and Israeli ambassadors to the Vatican to express concern that “possible unilateral actions” on their part would further jeopardize … Continue reading

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Cardinal Zen says he’s prepared for arrest under Hong Kong security law

By Catholic News Service HONG KONG (CNS) — Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun has said that while he will remain prudent, he is prepared to suffer arrest and trials under Hong Kong’s sweeping new national security law. “If right and proper words … Continue reading

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Msgr. Ratzinger, retired pope’s brother, dies at 96

By Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Msgr. Georg Ratzinger, a musician and retired Pope Benedict XVI’s elder brother, died July 1 at the age of 96. According to Vatican News, Msgr. Ratzinger died in Regensburg, Germany, where he had … Continue reading

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Pope prays for Poles who asked him to intervene in abuse cases

By Carol Glatz  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis said he was praying for the hundreds of Catholics in Poland who turned to him directly, urging him to “rebuild our church” and criticizing the country’s bishops for … Continue reading

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U.S. Catholic media must inspire unity amid division, pope says

By Junno Arocho Esteves  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Catholic media outlets in the United States are called to break down barriers that prevent dialogue and honest communication between people and communities, Pope Francis said. The national motto … Continue reading

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