Vatican: Effects of Marijuana Should Not Be Underestimated

While some countries continue to debate the legalization of marijuana, its effects and impact on possible dependency need to be further understood, said the head of the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development.

Korean Bishops Back President’s Peace Plan

The president of the Korean bishops’ conference has welcomed President Moon Jae-in’s peace initiative, saying it matches the Church’s views on how peace can be achieved on the peninsula.


New Salvadoran Cardinal On Peace Mission to Korea

Celebrating a Mass in his native El Salvador, newly created Cardinal Gregorio Rosa Chavez said his first major assignment will be to travel to South Korea for a meeting on how to achieve peace with North Korea.

Two Priests Kidnapped in Congo

Armed men kidnapped two Catholic priests in the troubled North Kivu province. Congo’s bishops have asked security agencies to try to rescue the priests, who were taken by force from the parish they serve on July 16.


Bishops Support UN Call To Ban Nuclear Weapons

The passage of a United Nations treaty banning the possession of nuclear weapons comes at a time when the majority of world’s nations are frustrated with the slow pace of nuclear disarmament.


Hong Kong Christians Pray for Liu Xiaobo

Hong Kong Christians came together to pray for terminally ill Liu Xiaobo, the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize winner recently released from a prison in China’s northeast.

Another Priest Murdered in Mexico

A 71-year-old priest was found murdered July 5 in suburban Mexico City, marking another attack on clergy in a country with a soaring homicide rate.

Brooklyn Priests in Rome

Three Brooklyn priests were invited and participated in a two-week conference for seminary formators held by the Congregation for Clergy in Rome.