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Pope Francis gives the Christmas "Urbi et Orbi" blessing Dec. 25, 2018.

Pope’s Christmas Wish: Peace & brotherhood in world’s conflicts

Dec 25, 2018

By Courtney Mares

On Christmas, Pope Francis prayed for peace and renewed brotherhood in Syria, Yemen, Venezuela, Nicaragua, and other parts of the... Read more

Pope Francis meets with members of the Citadel of Peace Association Dec. 3, 2018.

Pope Francis: The path to peace requires humility

Dec 3, 2018

In a speech on Monday, Pope Francis called for humility as a path to world peace, urging world leaders and... Read more

St. Peter's Basilica.

Pope Francis marks World War I centenary with message of peace

Nov 11, 2018

By Courtney Mares

The bells of St. Peter’s Basilica rang out in unison with thousands of other church bells around the world Sunday... Read more

Protesters in Managua, on Aug. 18, 2018. 

Nicaragua's political tensions need our prayers, US archbishop says

Aug 20, 2018

Americans need to pray for peace in Nicaragua as the country faces continuing political tensions, violence and attacks on churches,... Read more

(L-R) South Sudan opposition leader Riek Machar, Uganda President Yoweri Museveni, Sudan President Omar al-Bashir and South Sudan President Salva Kiir at peace talks. 

Bishops cautiously hopeful as South Sudan declares permanent ceasefire

Jun 29, 2018

More than four-and-a-half years after a devastating civil war broke out in the world’s youngest country, a permanent ceasefire has... Read more

Mosque attack 'wreaks havoc' on religiously tolerant South Africa, bishops say

May 13, 2018

In the wake of a mosque attack that left one dead and two other critically injured, the Catholic bishops of... Read more

Posters of South Korean President Moon Jae-In and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un during a rally on April 26, 2018 in Seoul.

Bishop: With historic Inter-Korean Summit, 'God answered our prayers'

Apr 27, 2018

By Courtney Mares

Local bishops called the Inter-Korean Summit an answered prayer after the leaders of the two Koreas signed a peace agreement... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square on Oct. 25, 2017.

True justice and peace are for all people, Pope tells Buddhist leaders

Nov 29, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

In a meeting with Buddhist monks in Burma on Wednesday, Pope Francis stressed that true and lasting justice and peace... Read more

Pope Francis addresses authorities in Burma Nov. 28, 2017.

Pope in Burma: Peace requires justice, respect for human rights

Nov 28, 2017

By Elise Harris

In a major speech in Burma, Pope Francis told the nation's leaders to leave conflict behind and work for peace... Read more

Pope Francis meets with religious leaders in Burma Nov. 28, 2017.

Pope stresses peace in unscheduled meeting with Burma's religious leaders

Nov 28, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

In an impromptu meeting on Tuesday morning, Pope Francis urged religious leaders in Burma to work toward peace, each according... Read more

Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Historic peacebuilding program launches in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Nov 15, 2017

When Pope Francis visited Bosnia and Herzegovina two years ago, he found a country still healing from a devastating conflict two... Read more

Pope Francis arrives in St. Peter's Square for the general audience Sept. 21, 2016.

Pope Francis: Despite naysayers, there's hope for a nuke-free world

Nov 10, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

In a key speech on the global effort to eradicate nuclear arms, Pope Francis called the weapons immoral and said... Read more

Vatican to host nuclear disarmament conference

Nov 7, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Vatican is preparing for a conference on nuclear disarmament this week in the wake of an international effort to... Read more

Iraqi Church leaders pray for peace after Kurdish referendum

Oct 1, 2017

Church leaders have expressed anxiety over a Kurdish vote for independence in a recent referendum, saying Kurdistan’s decision to split... Read more

St. Louis archbishop leads prayer for peace after violent protests

Sep 19, 2017

By Matt Hadro

The Archbishop of St. Louis led an interfaith group of religious leaders in prayer for peace and justice on Tuesday,... Read more

Locals greet Pope Francis in Bogota, Colombia on September 7, 2017 during his September 6-11 papal visit to the country.

True peace hinges on the people, not bureaucracy, Pope says

Sep 10, 2017

By Elise Harris

On his last day in Colombia, Pope Francis said the peace process shouldn't be reduced to bureaucratic talks between two... Read more

Want peace? Teach kids how to dialogue, archbishop says

Sep 8, 2017

Peace is something that must begin in childhood, the Holy See's representative told the United Nations, stressing the need for... Read more

President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia greets Pope Francis on Sept. 7, 2017.

Pope to Colombian authorities: Eliminate violence by upholding dignity of all

Sep 7, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

In the first formal speech of his visit to Colombia, Pope Francis on Thursday told government authorities that the key... Read more

Nuclear bomb explosion at the Nevada Test Site on April 18, 1953.

In wake of North Korea threat, bishops call for elimination of nuclear weapons

Jul 6, 2017

Just days after North Korea tested an intercontinental ballistic missile that can reach Alaska, bishops in the United States and... Read more

Pope Francis speaks to the Diplomatic Corps Ac

Pope to ambassadors: Work for peace amid 'complex' global conflicts

May 18, 2017

By Elise Harris

On Thursday Pope Francis received the credentials of six new ambassadors to the Holy See, telling them to work for... Read more