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Bishop Bart van Roijen walked the length of the Gaza Strip on April 29 in support of those suffering due to the Israel-Hamas conflict.

Catholic bishop walks length of Gaza Strip in support of cease-fire

May 6, 2024

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

A Catholic bishop in eastern Canada walked the length of the Gaza Strip on April 29 in support of those... Read more

Moral theology professor Joseph Capizzi speaks with Tracy Sabol on “EWTN News Nightly” Dec. 22, 2023.

CUA theology dean: Just war doctrine requires Israel to avoid civilian casualties

Dec 28, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

Joseph Capizzi, a professor of moral theology and ethics at the Catholic University of America, said the Israeli military “cannot... Read more

Holy Family Catholic Church in Gaza at Christmas 2021.

IDF denies responsibility for killing of Palestinian Christians at Gaza church

Dec 18, 2023

By Matthew Santucci

The Israel Defense Forces has denied culpability over the deaths of two Christian Palestinian women who were reportedly killed at... Read more

Pope Francis meets with the leaders of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem at the Vatican on Nov. 9, 2023.

Pope Francis laments ‘innocent dead’ in Holy Land conflict

Nov 9, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Holy Father made the remarks during a meeting Thursday with a Catholic order of knighthood that supports the Holy... Read more

Workers distribute medical aid and medicines to Nasser Medical Hospital in the city of Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Strip, which recently arrived through the Rafah crossing on Oct. 29, 2023, in Khan Yunis, Gaza.

U.S. bishops renew call for peace in the Holy Land

Oct 31, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

The U.S. bishops are renewing their call for peace in the Holy Land as the Israel-Hamas war moves towards it... Read more

Iran’s minister of foreign affairs, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, and Vatican foreign minister Archbishop Paul Gallagher.

Vatican, Iranian foreign ministers discuss Israel-Hamas war amid risk of wider conflict

Oct 30, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

Vatican foreign minister Archbishop Paul Gallagher spoke by phone with his counterpart in Iran on Monday morning regarding the Israel-Hamas... Read more

Pope Francis invokes the Virgin Mary as Queen of Peace and Mother of Mercy at a prayer vigil for peace in St. Peter's Basilica, Friday, Oct. 27, 2023.

Pope Francis consecrates war-torn world to Virgin Mary in Eucharistic prayer vigil

Oct 27, 2023

By Courtney Mares

Invoking the Virgin Mary as the Queen of Peace and Mother of Mercy, Pope Francis implored her in St. Peter’s... Read more

The Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine’s unicameral legislative body, located in Kiev.

Ukraine Parliament advances bill seen to ban Russia-linked Orthodox church from country

Oct 24, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

The law is widely seen as targeting the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate (UOC). Read more

Palestinian children rest in a refugee tent along the Gaza Strip on Oct. 20, 2023, in Khan Yunis, Gaza.

Church aid group warns of ‘devastation’ amid efforts to reach Christians in Hamas war

Oct 20, 2023

By Daniel Payne

Aid to the Church in Need is working in the Holy Land, including the West Bank, to offer assistance in... Read more

A general view of tents set up for Palestinians seeking refuge along the Gaza Strip on Oct. 20, 2023, in Khan Yunis, Gaza.

Catholic Relief president on aid to Gaza: Let’s ‘get it going,’ ‘take care of these people’

Oct 20, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

The leader said he was hoping for a quick reopening of border access in Gaza and deployment of aid to... Read more

Pope Francis on Palm Sunday 2022

Pope Francis on Palm Sunday 2022: In war, Christ is crucified again

Apr 10, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis reflected on Jesus’ words: “Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.” Read more

Archbishop José Bettencourt, papal nuncio to Georgia and Armenia.

Papal envoy travels to Armenia in aftermath of 44-day war

Dec 14, 2020

By Courtney Mares

A papal envoy traveled to Armenia last week to speak with civil and Christian leaders in the aftermath of the... Read more

A billboard in Yerevan featuring the flags of Armenia and the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh Republic on Oct. 7, 2020.

Armenia’s ambassador to Vatican stresses threat of Syrian fighters in Nagorno-Karabakh

Nov 12, 2020

By Courtney Mares

The Armenian ambassador to the Holy See said Wednesday that the recruitment and deployment of Syrian Islamist extremists to the... 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 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

Pope Francis visits the Austro-Hungarian cemetery in Fogliano Sept. 13, 2014 to pray and pay a tribute to the fallen on the battlefield during WWI.

Pope Francis: War is always a loss for all humanity

Aug 11, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis marked the 70th anniversary of the Geneva Conventions Sunday with a message urging the protection of life and... Read more

A Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk drone.

May cooler heads prevail regarding Iran, US bishops plead

Jun 20, 2019

The US must avoid war with Iran and instead pursue dialogue and engagement, the chair of the US bishops' committee... Read more

President Donald Trump.

Abortion language nixed from UN resolution after Trump admin threatens veto

Apr 24, 2019

Language referring to abortion was removed from a United Nations resolution on the care of sexual abuse survivors in wartime,... Read more

Cardinal Luis Tagle visits Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh, Dec. 3, 2018.

Report: Children living in the shadow of war

Feb 18, 2019

A new report commissioned by an international children’s charity has revealed that 420 million children, or nearly one in five... Read more

A Yemeni man holds a rifle in Aden, Sept. 14, 2006.

Yemen war needs ceasefire, not the world’s silence, says bishop

Oct 30, 2018

By Kevin J. Jones

Among those calling for a ceasefire in the disastrous Yemen conflict is Bishop Paul Hinder, apostolic vicar for Southern Arabia.... Read more