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Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter’s Square, April 17, 2013.

Pope Francis appeals to Holy Land Catholics as bishops consecrate Middle East to Holy Family

The act of consecration took place at the Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth. Read more

Patriarch Pierbattista Pizzaballa blesses the congregation at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem on April 4, 2021.

Catholic bishops to consecrate Middle East to the Holy Family

The act of consecration will take place June 27 in Nazareth’s Basilica of the Annunciation. Read more

Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago

Cardinal Cupich: A world without nuclear weapons is ‘not some utopian dream’ 

Ahead of important international meetings this week, Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago urged President Joe Biden and other world leaders... Read more

Pope Francis addresses new ambassadors accredited to the Holy See in the Vatican’s Clementine Hall, May 21, 2021.

Pope Francis calls for global prayer for peace in the Holy Land

The pope was addressing ambassadors newly accredited to the Holy See. Read more

Pope Francis gives a blessing after his Angelus address on Aug. 30, 2020.

Pope Francis prays for 'martyred Syria' on eve of 10th anniversary of war

Pope Francis urged the world not to forget the ongoing suffering of the “martyred” people of Syria on the eve... Read more

Pope Francis gives the Angelus address Jan. 1, 2021. Credit: Vatican Media.

Pope Francis: With Mary's help, fill the new year with 'spiritual growth'

The Virgin Mary’s motherly care encourages us to use our God-given time for building up the world and peace, not... Read more

Ghana’s bishops appeal for peace after contentious election 

The Catholic bishops of Ghana have called for peace amid unrest following national elections earlier this month, which saw the... Read more

Pope Francis at the Wednesday general audience Nov. 11, 2020.

Pope Francis asks for prayer for Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region

Pope Francis has asked people to pray for Ethiopia’s Tigray region, where the United Nations has said that “a full-scale humanitarian... Read more

Pope Francis light a candle during an interreligious ceremony in the Campidoglio Square, Rome, Oct. 20, 2020.

Pope Francis: ‘The world has a profound thirst for peace’

Pope Francis affirmed the signal importance of peace at an interreligious gathering Tuesday on Rome’s Capitoline Hill.  Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims after the Wednesday general audience in St. Peter's Square, Nov. 27, 2019.

Pope Francis to attend interreligious peace event in Rome

Pope Francis will attend an ecumenical prayer service and an interreligious ceremony for peace in Rome next week, the Vatican... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims at his Angelus address June 7, 2020.

Pope Francis commends UN Security Council for global ceasefire resolution

Pope Francis applauded the United Nations Security Council Sunday for its recent resolution calling for an immediate global ceasefire amid... Read more

Pope Francis prays in St. Peter's Basilica on June 14, 2020.

Pope Francis appeals for peace in Libya after discovery of mass graves

Pope Francis expressed “great apprehension and sorrow” Sunday after eight mass graves were discovered in Libya amid the ongoing civil... Read more

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus broadcast from the Apostolic Palace March 29, 2020.

'COVID-19 knows no borders': Pope Francis calls for global ceasefire

The pope urged nations in conflict to respond to an appeal made by the United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres... Read more

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen speaks at a press conference on Jan. 22, 2020.

Taiwan president appeals to Pope Francis over China’s 'abuse of power'

Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen has written to Pope Francis describing China’s aggression and persecution of religion as “obstacles to peace,”... Read more

Pope Francis meets with the diplomatic corps Jan. 8, 2018.

Pope Francis to diplomats: Polarization hurts the poor

In his annual address to diplomats Thursday, Pope Francis stressed that solidarity is needed in 2020 to overcome polarization for... Read more

Cardinal Leopoldo José Brenes Solorzano of Managua speaks with ACI Prensa in Rome, June 2018.

Nicaraguan cardinal: Peace comes from dialogue, accepting differences

As political tensions continue in Nicaragua, the archbishop of Managua stressed that for peace to be achieved, people need to... Read more

Pope Francis gives the Urbi et Orbi blessing from the center loggia of St. Peter’s Basilica Dec. 25, 2019.

Pope Francis on Christmas: Christ's light is greater than the darkness of world's conflicts

On Christmas, Pope Francis prayed for Christ to bring light to the instability in Iraq, Lebanon, Venezuela, Yemen, Ukraine, Burkina... Read more

Demonstrators clash with police in La Paz, Bolivia Nov. 21, 2019.

Bolivian bishops: 'Enough violence! Enough death!'

The Bolivian bishops’ conference called for an end to violence, as protests continue in the wake of former president Evo... Read more

Berlin Wall Memorial with graffiti.

Commentary: 30 years of German unity, fruit of a Christian revolution

The revolution that reunited Germany was not, at first sight, a Christian one. But it was a peaceful revolution that was... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience Sept. 11, 2019.

Pope Francis says he hopes 'seeds of peace' will bear fruit in Africa

Upon his return to the Vatican after a six-day trip to Africa, Pope Francis said Wednesday that he hopes the... Read more