“Love alone is the path towards full communion among us”, pontiff preaches in ecumenical prayer event in Rome
“Poverty, decadence and suffering in one part of the earth are a breeding ground for problems that will end up affecting the entire planet”, warns Francis
Father Stephen M. Kelly describes himself as a preacher against “the sin that flourishes in weapons of mass destruction”
Award “emphasises the importance of continuing to fight hunger, and not to forget that hunger and peace are a very closely related pair”, says Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization Fernando Chica
“We must promote the integration of women in the places in which important decisions are taken”, insists Francis at the Angelus
“When I do an action regarding nuclear weapons, it relates to poverty, to contamination, to climate disaster, to all of it”, declared the nun, who was arrested multiple times and spent years in prison for her protests
Pax Christi International has welcomed the Pope’s condemnation of war in his new encyclical Fratelli tutti, observing that the document’s reflection on how the ‘just war’ tradition fails in the face of modern warfare “goes further than any papal encyclical in history”.
Church leaders from across the island of Ireland have appealed to the UK and the European Union to “act with urgency and generosity to end the economic and social uncertainty” over Brexit and to secure the best foundations for their evolving relationship.
“Authentic and lasting international peace cannot rest on a balance of military power, but upon mutual trust”, the Holy See has reminded the world.
Pax Christi and other Catholic organisations have joined a total of 170 peacebuilding groups from around the world in urging governments on World Peace Day this September 21 that “if we are to meet the challenges of tomorrow, we must recommit to peace today”.
Pax Christi is urging a “seamless garment’ approach to the US presidential vote and a focus on issues as “equally sacred” for Catholics as the opposition to abortion.
A delegation of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development represented Prefect Cardinal Peter K. A. Turkson at a webinar entitled “Post-COVID Multilateral Cooperation: A Nuclear Weapons Free World?”.
“Why do those who are different from us frighten us so much?”, Pope Francis has deplored in a preface to a new book on peace.
A statement by the head of the Caritas Switzerland development policy department revealed that Swiss weapons are being used in the Yemeni war and seem to have fuelled the latent conflict between India and Pakistan.
Following worrying developments in Belarus, Msgr. Marc Stenger (Co-President of Pax Christi International) has sent a letter to Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz of Minsk, expressing deep concern over escalating tensions in the country.
The Missionary Society of St. Columban, commonly known as the Columbans, is marking the Season of Creation with a podcast series on the beauty of biodiversity and the threats it faces.
A Vatican cardinal has said that dialogue between science and faith is necessary for integral human development.
To prevent war, we must fight injustice and poverty, care for the environment and watch our language, a German bishop has said.
Luis Ritto was from 2006 to 2011 the ambassador of the European Union to the Holy See. Today, he is the professor emeritus of the International School for Protocol and Diplomacy (ISPD) in Brussels, Belgium.
“It is impossible to make a moral case for continued nuclear weapon testing”, the Holy See has pleaded at the United Nations.
A strong sign for Christian ecumenism: the Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bavaria, Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, and the Munich Cardinal Reinhard Marx were awarded the 2020 Augsburg Peace Prize for their “unconditional will to live together in peace”.
“The development of atomic energy for war and the possession of atomic weapons is immoral and incompatible with our faith in Christ the Prince of Peace,” Archbishop of Armagh and the Primate of All Ireland Eamon Martin warned August 9 in a message for the 75th anniversary of the Nagasaki atomic bombing.