Category Archives: World

Judge orders arrest of longtime suspect in St. Romero’s 1980 killing

By Rhina Guidos Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Days after the Catholic Church declared Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero a saint, a judge in El Salvador issued a capture order for a former military captain suspected of killing the religious … Continue reading

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Synod members ‘share the journey’ with migrants, refugees

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Honduran Bishop Jose Antonio Canales of Danli said that, given what is going on in his country and throughout Central America, he had to walk in the “Share the Journey” … Continue reading

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Scalabrini shelter in Guatemala swamped by Hondurans seeking safety

By David Agren  Catholic News Service MEXICO CITY (CNS) — A Scalabrini migrant shelter in Guatemala City has served 1,700 Hondurans heading north as part of a caravan seeking to reach the U.S. border. Carlos Lopez, a shelter official, told … Continue reading

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Pope, meeting South Korean leader, says he’s open to visiting North

By Junno Arocho Esteves  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis, at a meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, said he is willing to visit North Korea. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un had asked Moon to tell … Continue reading

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Report: Immigrant aid agencies urge end to family separation policies

By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — A report from two leading faith-based agencies serving immigrants entering the United States from Mexico and Central America called on the federal government to end a policy of separating children from their families and … Continue reading

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Young migrants bring vitality, need support, synod members say

By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Helping young migrants hold fast to their cultural and religious identity, especially in situations where they are a minority, was a recurring topic at the Synod of Bishops. Blessed Sacrament … Continue reading

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Lack of progress fighting hunger is shameful, pope says

By Anne Condodina  Catholic News Service ROME (CNS) — At a time of technological and scientific progress, “we ought to feel shame” for not having advanced in “humanity and solidarity” enough to feed the world’s poor, Pope Francis said. “Neither … Continue reading

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