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Refugees from South Sudan.

Bishops say South Sudan faces decisive moment after conflict

Feb 2, 2014

The Catholic bishops of Sudan and South Sudan have said South Sudan is at a turning point, urging repentance and... Read more

 Archbishop Charles J. Chaput at a press conference on abuse cases in Philadelphia, May 4, 2012.

Archbishop urges prayer for targeted Ukraine Christians

Jan 31, 2014

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia called on Catholics to pray for the Church in Ukraine during the country's recent... Read more

Internally Displaced Persons make camp next to the Cathedral on November 10, 2013 in Bossangoa, Central African Republic.

Conflict puts Central African refugees in 'horrendous' situation

Jan 9, 2014

As the refugee situation in the Central African Republic continues to worsen, Catholic Relief Services says it is working to... Read more

  View of Dhaka, Bangladesh taken on April 17, 2012 (cropped).

Bangladeshi bishop calls for peace amid pre-election violence

Jan 3, 2014

As Bangladesh experiences widespread strikes and violent protests in the run-up to its parliamentary elections, the bishop of the nation's... Read more

Two women pray at a religious icon outside the Ukrainian parliament on December 12, 2013 in Kiev, Ukraine.

Ukrainian Catholics decry violence against protesters

Dec 13, 2013

Catholic leaders in Ukraine say they are “profoundly disturbed” by the government's use of security forces to break up a... Read more

Robert Mugabe, President of the Republic of Zimbabwe on Sept. 26, 2013.

Zimbabwean bishops concerned by polarization after elections

Dec 12, 2013

The bishops of Zimbabwe have released a proposal for restoration and peace in the country following the national elections which... Read more