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

    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

  • Pope calls for end to nuclear weapons, slavery

    ROME — From the beginning of his pontificate, Francis has aspired to be a “Peace Pope,” and in two major messages this week he issued strong pleas for both nuclear disarmament and putting an end to human trafficking, the modern equivalent of the slave trade. “Nuclear deterrence and the threat

  • The poor want 'dignity, not charity,’ pope says

    ROME — Pope Francis called hunger and malnutrition a cause of scandal on Thursday, and declared that the poor of the world “ask for dignity, not charity.” Visiting the Roma-based headquarters of the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization for the first time, the pontiff called for a more equal distribution

  • All nations need to respond to terrorism, Vatican official tells U.N.

    UNITED NATIONS — Addressing the U.N. Security Council Sept. 24, the Vatican’s secretary of state said “terrorism represents a fundamental threat to our common humanity” and its escalation requires the response of a “shared commitment” from all nations. “Nations must come together in order to fulfill our primary responsibility to

  • Second UN panel criticizes Vatican on sex abuse

    ROME — For the second time, a United Nations panel has criticized the Vatican for its response to the child sexual abuse scandals in the Catholic Church, charging it with failing to mandate that abuse charges be reported to police, moving clergy to evade discipline, and failing to see that

  • Facing fresh UN grilling, Vatican envoy pushes back

    Ahead of what’s likely to be another grilling tomorrow by United Nations UN officials over child sexual abuse, as well as matters such as abortion and homosexuality, the Vatican’s senior envoy in Geneva is projecting bravado. “We can take a few knocks, especially for the sake of people’s welfare,” said


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