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Pope Francis is calling for prayers for a peaceful resolution to the crisis in Ukraine.

Just War Theory and Ukraine: Would war with Russia be in accord with Catholic teaching?

Jan 27, 2022

By CNA Staff

The prospect of war between Ukraine and Russia, and the potential involvement of the United States, brings with it questions... 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

North Korean missiles.

Commentary: Would attacking North Korea be 'just war?'

Mar 1, 2018

As North Korea continues to develop its nuclear arsenal, should the United States contemplate a pre-emptive strike?  Read more

Japanese pilgrims attend the General Audience address in St. Peter's Square, Oct. 22, 2014.

Japan's bishops oppose efforts to abandon pacifism in nation's constitution

Aug 9, 2016

In the shadow of the 71st anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bombs and the end of World War... Read more

Iraqi and U.S. army members look over a bridge damaged by a vehicle-borne IED in Mosul, Iraq, March 22, 2008.

Cautious optimism as US troops help to retake Mosul from ISIS

Jul 12, 2016

By Matt Hadro

As the United States sends more troops to Iraq to help retake Mosul from the Islamic State, Catholics can view... Read more