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South Sudan bishops condemn atrocities, appeal for help to prevent famine

Catholic News Service South Sudan’s Catholic bishops asked for the world's help to prevent mass starvation that threatens the lives of more than 5 million...

Bishops visiting Holy Land say Christians must oppose Israeli settlements

JERUSALEM — Christians have a responsibility to oppose the construction of Israeli settlements in Palestinian territories, said bishops from the U.S., Canada and Europe. “This...

Bishops, others offer prayers, resolve after Orlando shootings

WASHINGTON — Bishops of dioceses which themselves fell victim to mass shootings in recent years were among the flood of Catholic leaders offering condolences...

Northern Ireland bishops call ruling on abortion ‘disquieting’

Catholic News Service The Catholic bishops of Northern Ireland have described as “profoundly disquieting” a ruling by the High Court that the region’s ban on...

Mozambique’s bishops call for prayers for peace amid clashes

MAPUTO, Mozambique — Catholic bishops in Mozambique scheduled a day for prayer for peace and urged the country’s leaders to listen to the cries...

Bishops from around the world plead for climate change action

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — The presidents of the U.S. and Canadian bishops' conferences joined leaders of the regional bishops’ conferences of Asia, Africa,...

Francis meets with both bishops and clergy abuse survivors at Phila....

Catholic News Service PHILADELPHIA — Pope Francis met with a group of survivors of sexual abuse Sept. 27 and later told bishops that he was...

Pope OKs plan to investigate, judge bishops who fail to act...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has approved new procedures for the Vatican to investigate and judge claims of “abuse of office” by...

Washington Letter: Catholics’ clash over America’s Salvadoran policy in Archbishop...

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — The upcoming beatification of Archbishop Oscar Romero has inspired many U.S. Catholics to attend the May 23 ceremony in El...

Bishops see signs of resilience in ‘open-air prison’ of Gaza

Catholic News Service BETHLEHEM, West Bank — Despite the immense destruction still evident in Gaza following the war there last summer, the resilience of the...

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