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Politics & SocietyVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
Reflecting his profound concern at the danger of an escalation of the war in Ukraine and the potential use of nuclear arms, Pope Francis called today for “an immediate ceasefire” to that war.
Two men shake hands at the United Nations
Junno Arocho Esteves - Catholic News Service
Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican secretary of state, met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly in New York.
peace wall between sets of houses, looking down from a helicopter or plane. one side is catholic and one protestant, though that is not visible here
Politics & SocietyNews
Michael Kelly - Catholic News Service
For the first time ever, more people in Northern Ireland identify as Catholic than Protestant, 101 years after the jurisdiction was founded with a Protestant majority in mind.
The Dorothy Day Staten Island Ferry arrives in New York for final preparation before her first commuter run on Nov. 8, the Catholic Worker co-founder’s 125th birthday. Photos by Kevin Clarke.
Kevin Clarke
Dorothy Day famously never wanted to be called a saint; how might she have responded to the idea of having a Staten Island ferry named after her?
cardinal konrad krajewski wearing his red hat and red stoll praying
Junno Arocho Esteves - Catholic News Service
Cardinal Konrad Krajewski said he "could only pray" when he visited the mass grave site found recently in Ukraine, as he saw the solemn removal of bodies by young Ukrainians.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth, center, enters Croke Park stadium with Ireland's President Mary McAleese and Gaelic Athletic Association President Christy Cooney in Dublin May 18, 2011. The stadium was the scene of the 1920 Bloody Sunday massacre, in which British troops killed 12 people at a soccer match. During her visit to Ireland, the queen offered her sympathy and regret to all who had suffered from centuries of conflict between Britain and Ireland. (CNS photo/Reuters)
Politics & SocietyNews Analysis
Kevin Hargaden
The tributes and gestures from the leaders of Irish political parties long established in the European mainstream came as no surprise. What came as something of a shock—especially to some of their supporters—were statements issued by the leaders of Sinn Féin, the party most associated with the Irish Republican Army.