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Pope Francis ‘Urbi et Orbi’ 2019: Prayers that Christmas softens hardened...

VATICAN CITY -- The light of peace, hope and salvation brought into the world with the birth of Jesus is stronger than the darkness...

Pope encourages South Sudan peace process, hopes to visit

VATICAN CITY -- As the process to implement a peace accord in South Sudan continues, Pope Francis met March 16 with South Sudanese President...

Bishops in Sudan, South Sudan tell citizens only they can build...

NAIROBI, Kenya — Catholic bishops in South Sudan and Sudan appealed to the citizens of the two countries — including those in diaspora —...

Conflicts and drought mean famine looms for 20 million Africans

Catholic News Service Conflict and drought are threatening more than 20 million people in four countries with the prospect of famine, and the U.N. has...

Viewpoint: Support famine relief, increased aid to war-torn South Sudan

People are beginning to starve to death in South Sudan. The United Nations has formally declared that a state of famine exists in this east...

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...

Pope appeals for aid as famine grips ‘martyred South Sudan’

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis appealed for humanitarian assistance to South Sudan where famine threatens the lives of millions of people already...

Pope Francis praises members of Refugee Olympic Team

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — In a personal message addressed to each of the 10 members of the new Refugee Olympic Team, Pope Francis...

Pope Francis sends letters urging peace to South Sudan leaders

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis sent a high-ranking cardinal to South Sudan to urge a peaceful end to the escalating violence in...

South Sudan church leaders condemn violence, pray for dead

JUBA, South Sudan — South Sudan’s church leaders said they are extremely disturbed about heavy fighting in the capital, Juba, which has raised widespread...

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