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A woman raises a cross as people wait for the start of an ecumenical prayer service attended by Pope Francis at the John Garang Mausoleum in Juba, South Sudan, Feb. 4, 2023. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Politics & SocietyVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
Pope Francis repeated his pressing call for an end to the violence that has forced millions into camps for refugees or the internally displaced in South Sudan.
Politics & SocietyNews Analysis
Michael J. O’Loughlin
In addition to the critique of Cardinal McElroy’s focus on welcome and inclusion, critics are also reacting to the process through which that could happen: the ongoing synod of bishops.
Pope Francis is pictured after answering questions from journalists aboard his flight from Iqaluit, in the Canadian territory of Nunavut, to Rome July 29, 2022.
Politics & SocietyIdeas
Jim McDermott
Prior to 1964, no pope had left Italy for 150 years. The advent of the 747 and long-haul flights enabled popes to finally visit the world, and the world to visit the pope.
Civilians celebrate the signing of peace agreement between the Sudan's transitional government and Sudanese revolutionary movements to end decades-old conflict, in Juba, South Sudan, in this Oct. 3, 2020, file photo. (CNS photo/Samir Bol, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyExplainer
Kevin Jackson
The contemporary tension in South Sudan has a complex and disturbing history.
biden sits at a table wearing blue suit, presidential seal in front of him, kamala harris stands to his right, two others to his left.
Politics & SocietyNews
Kate Scanlon- OSV News
After President Biden said that U.S. bishops are not demanding that federal dollars not fund abortions, the U.S.C.C.B. stated that they are “united” in commitment to life.
Politics & SocietyVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
Pope Francis told the million Congolese gathered before him that Jesus has shown “three sources” from which “to nurture peace”: “forgiveness, community and mission.”