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Displaced persons in the Central African Republic received aid from CRS in May 2014.

'Dire' situation continues in Central African Republic

May 21, 2014

By Michelle La Rosa

An ongoing lack of security in the Central African Republic is among the challenges facing those who long for peace,... Read more

Over 2,500 civilians sought refuge at the base of the UN Mission in South Sudan March 6, 2013 after violence broke out in Pibor, Jonglei State.

Catholic religious in South Sudan plead for peace

May 20, 2014

The Catholic religious congregations of South Sudan have urged their countrymen to reject violence, calling on the country’s leaders to... Read more

[Graphic] A pile of bodies from the recent massacre in Bentiu, South Sudan. Photo courtesy of the Office of Rep. Frank Wolf.

US urged to act before South Sudan violence becomes genocide (Graphic Photo)

May 2, 2014

Describing reports of atrocities coming out of South Sudan, U.S. Congressman Frank Wolf (R-Va.) called Wednesday for immediate action to... Read more

Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick met with religious leaders in the CAR to discuss possible solutions to end recent violence.

Cardinal McCarrick visits Central African Republic, promotes peace

Apr 21, 2014

By Adelaide Mena

Despite the violence currently plaguing the Central African Republic, Cardinal Theodore McCarrick believes the country can recover if it abandons... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the Basilica of St. John Lateran on April 7, 2013

Pope decries escalating violence in South Sudan

Mar 24, 2014

By Elise Harris

In a letter sent to the archbishop of the South Sudanese capital Juba, Pope Francis urged the nation's citizens to... Read more

Protesters run from riot police on Feb. 15, 2014 in Altamira, Caracas, Venezuela.

Cardinal encourages Lenten prayers for Venezuela

Mar 18, 2014

Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino of Caracas, Venezuela, called on the faithful to intensify their prayers during Lent for God to... Read more

Belfast, Northern Ireland at night. TS Drown via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0).

Leaders talk justice for Northern Ireland victims of violence

Mar 13, 2014

In a hearing on Capitol Hill, human rights experts and survivors of decades of violence and civil unrest in Northern... Read more

  Protesters are met by riot police on Feb. 15, 2014 in Altamira, Caracas, Venezuela.

Venezuela cardinal calls for peace amid escalating violence

Mar 11, 2014

Cardinal Jorge Urosa Sabino of Caracas again urged peace amid increasing conflict in Venezuela, where at least 20 people have... Read more

Protestors take refuge and pray for peace in one of two tent-chapels on Maidan Square in Kyiv.

Ukrainian Catholic archbishop prays for Crimea

Mar 1, 2014

The head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church issued a statement Feb. 28 praying for the people of Crimea and... Read more

Knights urge prayers to St. Francis for peace in Ukraine

Feb 21, 2014

The Knights of Columbus have asked that the faithful join them in reciting the Prayer of St. Francis this coming... Read more

 Protesters run from riot police on Feb. 15, 2014 in Altamira, Caracas, Venezuela.

Venezuela cardinal asks government to rein in armed groups

Feb 21, 2014

Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino of Caracas said the Church is willing to help establish peace in Venezuela, but reminded the... Read more

Protestors can take refuge and pray for peace in one of two tent-chapels on Maidan Square in Kiev.

Catholic patriarch condemns deadly violence in Ukraine

Feb 20, 2014

The Ukrainian Greek Catholic patriarch has decried the deadly conflict between the government and protesters, calling for prayer and fasting... Read more

Empty Bullet Casings.

Nigeria archbishop laments failure to stop Boko Haram

Feb 20, 2014

Amid continuing attacks in Nigeria attributed to the Islamic militant group Boko Haram, one of the country's leading bishops has... Read more

Refugees from South Sudan.

Starvation, disease threaten South Sudan

Feb 19, 2014

Violence in South Sudan has put people in parts of the Diocese of Malakal at risk of starvation, as well... Read more

A man holds a machete (aka Balaka in Songo) on Nov. 8, 2013 in the outskirts of Bangui, Central African Republic.

Archbishop warns of genocide in Central African Republic

Feb 14, 2014

A Central African bishop has reported signs of genocide in the growing conflict there, urging an effective security response and... Read more

Refugees from South Sudan.

Christian aid group zeros-in on helping South Sudan victims

Feb 10, 2014

Christian aid organization Sudan Relief Fund is helping thousands of refugees and internally displaced persons with supply water and other... Read more

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


Mexican bishops call for solution amid Michoacan violence

Jan 24, 2014

The Mexican bishops called on government leaders to find a comprehensive solution to the violence that is afflicting the country,... Read more

His Beatitude Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk (Center) participates in Pope Francis' Wednesday general audience on Nov. 27, 2013

Ukrainian archbishop calls for peace amid violent protests

Jan 21, 2014

By Elise Harris

In wake of increasing violence due to ongoing political protests, Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk is petitioning his countrymen to pray... Read more

Refugees from South Sudan.

Amid violence, South Sudan Catholics outline steps to peace

Jan 10, 2014

Voicing “anguish and dismay” at the deteriorating situation in South Sudan, a Catholic bishop shared his diocese’s ten proposals to... Read more