Monuments in 2,300 cities light up in Sant’Egidio campaign to stop “highly inhuman and useless” capital punishment that “reduces states to mere perpetrators of injustice”
Francis urges prayers as armed clashes intensify in Tigray region and “serious humanitarian crisis” threatens in wider Horn of Africa
Bishop of Stockholm Anders Arborelius welcomes as necessary 8-person limit on public liturgies, while Bishops in France protest over “completely disrespectful” 30-person cap
“Right now, the greatest need in the Church is to return to Jesus and his nonviolence”, insist storied peace activist Father John Dear
Catholic peace group alerts that in its current form new funding instrument “risks fuelling conflict and human rights abuses around the world”
“I am willing to suffer for the common good and for our sin of not loving our brothers and sisters, a condition that leads to war”, declares Martha Hennessy, 65, at sentencing for break-in at naval base
Now in its 56th year, Joint Working Group discusses “challenges and opportunities” for Churches around peacebuilding, migrants and refugees
“Today the Church tells you, she tells us: ‘Use what God has given you and look at the poor'”, Francis insists at Angelus
Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant representatives and politicians lament in webinar that 11 million Syrians need help, with 80% of people there living below the poverty line
Francis expresses closeness to people of Central America, hit by a violent hurricane, and issues call to “peace and stability” in Libya and Ethiopia
“At this moment in life… there is so much aggressivity… the first thing that comes out of us is aggression, defensiveness”, Francis laments
The terrorist attacks in France aren’t just about “religion” – they also involve a whole series of intricate historical, geopolitical and economic factors
Nuclear states such as US and Russia are still resisting the accord, which after its 50th national ratification will enter into force in January
An essential resource for moving forward the dialogue on how the Church can lead, teach and respond to conflict in the world
“The injustices of the world and of history are not healed by hatred and revenge, but by dialogue and forgiveness”
“Economic development has not reduced the gap between the rich and the poor”, laments leader of world’s Orthodox. “Rather, it has prioritised profit, to the detriment of the weak, and contributes to the exacerbation of environmental problems”
“It’s very important to us to save our heritage and keep it safe for future generations”, says Chaldean prelate Najeeb Michaeel of Mosul
“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”
The confederation of Catholic charities calls for “strong political will and commitment” to tackle fact 11% of world’s population lives in hunger
“We must promote the integration of women in the places in which important decisions are taken”, insists Francis at the Angelus
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”.
The first church built from scratch in Turkish territory since 1923 – the year of the proclamation of the Republic of Turkey – is going up in record time.
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.