• The bond between the Vatican and Iran is a partnership destined to endure

    The bond between the Vatican and Iran is a partnership destined to endure

    • Jan 26, 2016

    Although it’s forever surprising to Americans to hear this, when Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called on Pope Francis Tuesday, he did so as head of a state that has enjoyed diplomatic relations with the Vatican for much longer than the United States, and arguably representing a strategic partnership that’s almost

  • US bishops to Congress: Support Iran nuclear deal

    • Apr 13, 2015

    The nation’s top Catholic bishop on international peace and justice issues has a message for Congress: Get behind the Iran deal. Bishop Oscar Cantú of Las Cruces, N.M., sent letters to US Secretary of State John Kerry and Congressional leaders Monday, describing the framework as “important in advancing a peaceful

  • The US sees the Vatican as a partner in limiting nukes

    • Apr 10, 2015

    ROME — Days after a tentative nuclear deal was struck between Iran and the P5+1 nations, including the United States, a senior US arms control official described the Vatican as an important partner in non-proliferation efforts. “The Church is a natural leader in the arena of nuclear disarmament,” said Rose

  • How Pope Francis could help Obama on the Iranian deal

    • Apr 7, 2015

    Popes generally use their Easter Urbi et Orbi address, “to the city and the world,” to pray for peace amid global conflicts. Francis followed that tradition on Sunday, among other things commenting on a tentative nuclear deal between the P5+1 nations, including the United States, and Iran. The pontiff said,