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Bishop expresses ‘moral concern’ over U.S. provision of cluster munitions to Ukraine

Jul 14, 2023

By Daniel Payne

The Defense Department announced last week it would be sending “additional security assistance to meet Ukraine’s critical security and defense... Read more

A photograph taken on July 3, 2022 shows an tail section of a 300mm rocket which appear to contained cluster bombs launched from a BM-30 Smerch multiple rocket launcher embedded in the ground after shelling in Kramatorsk, amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Biden administration to send cluster bombs to Ukraine: What has the Church said?

Jul 7, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

Cluster bombs are mass casualty arms that present a grave threat to civilians both because of their large impact area... Read more

Pope Francis on Palm Sunday 2022

Pope Francis calls for an 'Easter truce' in Ukraine on Palm Sunday 2022

Apr 10, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

“Let the weapons be put down. Let the Easter truce begin,” Pope Francis urged. Read more

Pope Francis meets members of the voluntary organization Ho Avuto Sete at the Vatican’s Clementine Hall, March 21, 2022.

Pope Francis: Spending money on weapons ‘sullies the soul’

Mar 22, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

‘A war always takes you backwards, always,’ he said. Read more

The Uavtek Nano Drone bug used by the British Army.

Vatican: Swarms of ‘kamikaze’ mini-drones pose threat to civilians

Aug 6, 2021

By CNA Staff

The Holy See said ‘it is an imperative duty to act urgently.’ Read more

Pope Francis waves from the popemobile in Bari, Italy Feb. 23, 2020.

Pope Francis on Middle East: War should never be considered normal

Feb 23, 2020

By Courtney Mares

War is madness, Pope Francis told bishops gathered in the Italian city of Bari in a speech that warned against... Read more

South African bishops rebuke government for spending billions on weapons

May 4, 2016

The Catholic bishops of South Africa have criticized the government for excessive weapons spending given the country’s major social problems.   Read more