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  • Cardinal says Vatican wants contact with North Korea to ease tensions

    Cardinal says Vatican wants contact with North Korea to ease tensions

    “Our point of contact is the local church of South Korea,” said Cardinal Peter Turkson of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development. “The dicastery is already in communication with the Korean episcopal conference to see how we may have contact also with the regime on the other side … We are exploring the possibilities of speaking to them directly.”

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  • Pope Francis: Nuclear weapons betray a ‘mentality of fear’

    Pope Francis: Nuclear weapons betray a ‘mentality of fear’

    Addressing participants in an International Symposium called “Prospects for a World Free from Nuclear Weapons and for Integral Disarmament,” organized by the Vatican’s Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, Pope Francis said “international relations cannot be held captive to military force, mutual intimidation, and the parading of stockpiles of arms.”

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  • Hong Kong Catholics pray for Nobel winner days before his death

    Hong Kong Catholics pray for Nobel winner days before his death

    In 2009, Chinese activist Liu Xiaobo was sentenced to 11 years for inciting subversion for his leading role in the Charter 08 manifesto. He was awarded the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize for “his long and nonviolent struggle for fundamental human rights in China.” He died July 13.

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