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Pope Francis prays the Angelus on June 21, 2020.

Pope Francis calls for justice and dialogue in Belarus 

Pope Francis offered a prayer for Belarus Sunday asking for respect for justice and dialogue following a week of violent... Read more

A demonstrator tries to put out a fire that other demonstrators started outside a U.S. courthouse during a protest on July 31, 2020 in Portland, Oregon.

Protestors burn Bible during Portland protests 

Protestors in Portland, Oregon burned a Bible in the street during a protest outside a federal courthouse in the early... Read more

Scene in front of the federal courthouse in downtown Portland July 25, 2020. 

Portland archbishop decries violence, calls for peaceful efforts against racism

The archbishop of Portland, Oregon is urging Catholics to learn about and study how to respond to the sin of... Read more

An Iraqi anti-government protester waves a national flag in Baghdad on Nov. 29, 2019.

Pope Francis prays for Iraqi people after 45 killed in protests

Pope Francis said Sunday that he was grieved to hear of the deadly violence against protesters in Iraq and expressed... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square March 14, 2018.

Pope Francis prays for stability in Iraq amid deadly protests

Pope Francis prayed Wednesday for Iraq, where 18 more people were killed and hundreds wounded Oct. 29 during political protests... Read more

Lebanese protesters chant anti-government slogans in Jal al Dib Oct. 24, 2019.

Pope Francis encourages anti-corruption protesters in Lebanon 

Pope Francis Sunday encouraged protesters in Lebanon who have taken to the streets to challenge government corruption and mismanagement of... Read more

Protestors in Hong Kong Aug. 18, 2019.

Hong Kong student leader: Catholics have an important role in peaceful protests

As massive protests continue in Hong Kong, one student leader says Catholics have an important role to play in encouraging... Read more

Catholic-led DACA protest in Washington, DC, Feb. 27, 2018.

Forty arrested at Catholic-led DACA Protest

A group of about 100 people--including Franciscan friars, religious sisters, and laity--gathered in the rotunda of the Russell Senate Building... Read more

Togo's bishops call for peace while reform goes to public vote

Following Togo's largest protests in over a decade, the bishops of the small African country urged political leaders toward a... Read more

Jason Stockley Protests in St. Louis, Missouri.

Archbishop calls for peace amid protests over St Louis verdict

The Archbishop of St. Louis called for prayer and peace after a judge acquitted a former St. Louis police officer... Read more

Police officers stand guard as crowds gather for a second night near a BP gas station that was burned after an officer-involved killing Aug. 14, 2016 in Milwaukee.

Transform your hearts – Milwaukee's archbishop addresses riots

The Milwaukee riots and violence that followed a police shooting of an armed man this weekend show the need for... Read more

Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun speaks at the Asianews Conference at the Pontifical Urbaniana University in Rome, Nov. 18, 2014.

This 82-year-old cardinal says he'll face jail for democracy

One of several leaders of Hong Kong's Occupy Central movement to surrender to police after months of pro-democracy protests, Cardinal... Read more

A demonstrator holds a sign as thousands pack the streets of Hong Kong in protest Oct. 1, 2014.

Escalating Hong Kong tensions prod Catholic call for peace

The archbishop of Hong Kong has urged a peaceful solution to current pro-democracy protests happening there, encouraging both sides to... Read more

Knights urge prayers to St. Francis for peace in Ukraine

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

Anti-government protestors stand in Independence Square Jan. 28, 2014 in Kiev, Ukraine.

Ukraine protests seek to defend human rights, bishop reflects

A leading Ukrainian Greek Catholic bishop has denounced the “brutality” of government crackdowns on protests in the Ukraine, while urging... Read more

The Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

Elderly nun found guilty over nuclear site break-in

Sister Megan Rice of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus was convicted May 8 for breaking into and causing... Read more

Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York.

'Pro-choice terrorist' sentenced for death threats against pro-lifers

A self-described “pro-choice terrorist” on Wednesday was sentenced to 41 months in federal prison for his 2010 internet death threats... Read more

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Cardinal says social conflicts can only be solved with truth, order

Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani of Lima has reiterated the Church’s call to peace and said social conflicts can only be... Read more