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Pope Francis, pictured on July 30, 2016.

Here’s what Pope Francis says about World War III in a new book

Apr 13, 2022

By Courtney Mares

‘And so, step by step, we are moving towards catastrophe,’ the pope writes. Read more

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, April 13, 2022.

Pope Francis: ‘Armed aggression’ is ‘an outrage against God’

Apr 13, 2022

By CNA Staff

The pope described war as ‘a blasphemous betrayal of the Lord of Passover.’ Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin in Kiev, Ukraine, in 2017.

Cardinal Parolin says religion is fundamental to promoting peace

Apr 12, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

In Part 4 of an exclusive interview, the Vatican Secretary of State speaks about peace, reconciliation and ecumenical challenges. Read more

Pope Francis with Cardinal Peter Turkson, prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, in the Vatican, Nov. 10, 2017.

Pope Francis: Justice and peace commissions offer an ‘indispensable service’

Nov 17, 2021

By CNA Staff

The pope said that justice and peace could be built only through ‘two paths.’ Read more

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Nuclear disarmament long overdue, Vatican diplomat tells UN

Sep 29, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

Reluctant states should sign a treaty banning nuclear weapons, Vatican diplomat Archbishop Paul Gallagher told the United Nations on Tuesday.... Read more

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

Jun 27, 2021

By CNA Staff

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

Jun 16, 2021

By CNA Staff

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’ 

Jun 15, 2021

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

May 21, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

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

Mar 14, 2021

By Courtney Mares

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'

Jan 1, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

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 

Dec 18, 2020

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

Nov 29, 2020

By Courtney Mares

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’

Oct 20, 2020

By Courtney Mares

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

Oct 16, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

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

Jul 5, 2020

By Courtney Mares

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

Jun 14, 2020

By Courtney Mares

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

Mar 29, 2020

By Courtney Mares

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'

Jan 22, 2020

By Courtney Mares

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

Jan 9, 2020

By Courtney Mares

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