Category Archives: World

Pope to diplomats: World peace depends on right to life, disarmament

By Carol Glatz  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Because everyone has a right to life, liberty and personal security, nations must find nonviolent solutions to conflict and difficulties, Pope Francis said. A culture of peace “calls for unremitting … Continue reading

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In op-ed, border bishop pleads for TPS leniency for sake of children

By Rhina Guidos Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Days before the U.S. Department of Homeland Security decides whether to extend or terminate a special immigration status for some 200,000 Salvadorans in the U.S., a border bishop pleaded with the … Continue reading

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Update: Congo’s Catholic leaders condemn attacks on protesters, churches

Updated Jan. 5 By Catholic News Service KINSHASA, Congo (CNS) — Congolese church leaders, including the nation’s cardinal, condemned security forces’ attacks on Catholic protesters that left at least five dead and 120 people detained. The Vatican Embassy in Kinshasa … Continue reading

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Gospel message of hope often is taught by the poor, cardinal says

By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In his ministry as archbishop of Manila and in his travels for Caritas Internationalis, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle said he is reminded of the true meaning of hope by people … Continue reading

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Jesuits denounce threats against outspoken Honduran priest, activists

By David Agren  Catholic News Service MEXICO CITY (CNS) — The Society of Jesus has denounced threats made against an outspoken Honduran Jesuit who has highlighted accusations of widespread irregularities in the Central American country’s recent presidential election. The Conference … Continue reading

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Bishop Bambera urges prayers for peace after attack on Coptic Christians

WASHINGTON (CNS) — In the wake of a gunman’s attack on a Coptic Orthodox church and a Christian-owned shop near Cairo Dec. 29, killing at least nine people, a U.S. bishop urged Catholics to “pray for peace in Egypt and … Continue reading

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Pope’s New Year priorities: refugees, youths, trips, more Curia reform

Backgrounder By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Foreign trips, a focus on the rights and needs of migrants and refugees and a Synod of Bishops dedicated to young people all are on the 2018 calendar for … Continue reading

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