Monthly Archives: January 2017

Bishops deplore ‘dark moment’ as Trump shuts US to refugees

[Austen Ivereigh] Catholic bishops have joined leaders across the faith spectrum in the United States in deploring President Donald Trump’s executive order Friday that halted the entire U.S. refugee program and banned all entries from seven Muslim-majority nations for 90 days. Shortly … Continue reading

Posted in migration/refugees, United States

Synod 2018 preparation opens with pope calling for voice of young

[Austen Ivereigh] The preparatory document for the next synod was launched by the Vatican today, together with a letter from Pope Francis to young people calling for them to make their voices heard in the run-up to October 2018. The … Continue reading

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Pope to ambassadors: Peace is built on culture of mercy

[What follows is full text of Pope Francis’s speech today to ambassadors accredited to the Holy See. The annual address is considered the most important foreign-policy address by the pope, and offers a state-of-the-world diagnosis. Although his strong words against … Continue reading

Posted in Holy See diplomacy, Pope Francis, Pope Francis address