- Jan 17, 2020
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who has faced stiff opposition to his use of violence from his country’s Catholic bishops, raised the rhetoric over his bloody anti-crime war to a new level Friday, comparing it to Hitler and the Holocaust and saying he would be “happy to slaughter” 3 million addicts.
As an escalating war between police and drug gangs heats up in the Philippines, 20 drug users surrendered to police under the watchful eye of Father Luciano Feloni, an Argentine priest, with another 20 expected to surrender under a program the parish has dubbed “Healing, not killing.”
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (CNS) — Heroin and painkillers plague the streets of U.S. cities and small towns. Mexican drug cartels have turned swaths of that country into battle zones. In South Africa, young people are getting hooked on a drug made from a medication meant to fight HIV. Around
MORELIA, Mexico — Pope Francis always has had a special place in his heart for youth, and few places these days pose graver temptations and risks for young people than regions of Mexico hardest hit by the drug trade and drug-related violence. On Tuesday, Francis pleaded with those young Mexicans
ROME — At a time of mounting concern about drug-related violence in Mexico spilling over the US border, Pope Francis issued a personal appeal Wednesday on behalf of 43 Mexican students believed to have been massacred and burned in a dump by drug cartels. “I want to somehow express my