War & Peace

Ivette Escobar, a student at Central American University in San Salvador, helps finish a rug in honor of the victims in the 1989 murder of six Jesuits, their housekeeper and her daughter on the UCA campus, part of the 25th anniversary commemoration of the Jesuit martyrs in 2014. (CNS photo/Edgardo Ayala) 
Kevin Clarke April 20, 2018
A human rights attorney in the United States believes that the upcoming canonization of Blessed Oscar Romero in October has been a factor in a decision to revisit the 1989 Jesuit massacre at the University of Central America.
A Syrian soldier documents the damage to the Syrian Scientific Research Center from U.S., British and French military strikes on April 14. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
Margot Patterson April 17, 2018
The U.S.-led missile strikes on Syria are a show of force that will accomplish nothing in a country that has seen nothing but war for seven years.
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May makes a statement in the House of Commons on April 16 regarding her decision to join air strikes against Syria. (PA via AP)
David Stewart April 17, 2018
The prime minister authorized Royal Air Force participation in the U.S.-led strike while Parliament was in recess, upending an recent tradition of shared powers.
A medical worker gives a child oxygen following an alleged poison gas attack in the opposition-held town of Douma, near Damascus, Syria, on April 8. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP)
Antonio De Loera-Brust April 16, 2018
If the U.S. does not take this opportunity to strike the Assad regime, the lesson to every dictator will be that they can get away with any atrocity that keeps them in power.
Gerard O’Connell April 15, 2018
The pope’s first comments on Syria since the missile attacks
People who fled from their homes after recent ethnic violence take refuge at a camp for displaced people in Bunia, eastern Congo, on Feb. 17, 2018. Ethnic violence in Congo's northeast has forced more than 32,000 to flee to Bunia, where humanitarian assistance is strained and the suffering are eager for improved conditions. (AP Photo/Al-Hadji Kudra Maliro)
Roman Catholic priests in eastern Congo are vowing to continue their work in parishes, schools and clinics after the murder of one of their brethren this week in the largely lawless region.