Category Archives: World

Work on Wisconsin farm prepared slain brother for service in Guatemala

By Sam Lucero  Catholic News Service GREEN BAY, Wis. (CNS) — Before donning the habit of a Christian Brother in 1962, Brother James Miller wore the bib overalls of a Wisconsin farm boy. While in his green work clothes, repairing … Continue reading

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Pope saddened by deadly protests in Iraq

By Junno Arocho Esteves  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis said he was concerned and saddened following two months of protests in Iraq that resulted in the deaths of hundreds of people. “I pray for the dead … Continue reading

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Pope prays for Albania after earthquake leaves dozens dead

By Junno Arocho Esteves  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis led prayers for the people of Albania after the country was struck by a magnitude 6.4 earthquake. “I would like to send my greetings and my closeness … Continue reading

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Financial scandal shows Vatican reforms are working, pope tells media

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT FROM JAPAN (CNS) — Questions about Vatican finances, especially those involving a real estate deal in London, are serious, but they also are a sign that reforms begun by Pope … Continue reading

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Pope ends Japan trip with visit to Jesuit university

By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service TOKYO (CNS) — Pope Francis spent his last morning in Japan at the Jesuit-run Sophia University, celebrating Mass with his Jesuit confreres, visiting aged members of the Jesuit community and addressing students and staff. … Continue reading

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Pope: Reverence for life, not profit, must determine use of nuclear power

By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service TOKYO (CNS) — While not adopting the Japanese bishops’ opposition to nuclear power plants as his own, Pope Francis insisted the 2011 meltdown at the Daiichi Nuclear Power Station in Fukushima raises serious questions. … Continue reading

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A world without nuclear weapons is possible, pope says in Nagasaki

Updated Nov. 24 By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service HIROSHIMA, Japan (CNS) — Saying it is “perverse” to think the threat of nuclear weapons makes the world safer, Pope Francis urged a renewed commitment to disarmament and to the international … Continue reading

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