Vatican highlights Syria, Yemen as top concerns

UNITED NATIONS — The Holy See is urging the international community to give special attention to the conflicts in Syria and Yemen to “put an end to the suffering of so many people.” In a wide-ranging speech that he, like many speakers, dedicated to the theme of multilateralism, the Vatican’s secretary of state, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, […]

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Former FARC leader calls on Pope Francis to mediate Venezuela-Colombia crisis

On Thursday, a political leader of the former Colombian guerrilla movement known as Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) called on Pope Francis to mediate between Venezuela and Colombia to avoid an armed conflict between the two countries. Earlier this month, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced military exercises along the two countries border and warned […]

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Bishop calls claim that Pope meddled in Argentina’s primaries ‘science fiction’

ROSARIO, Argentina – Pope Francis has been both applauded and accused for meddling in Argentina’s presidential primaries last Sunday, however a local bishop has described the idea that the pope was involving himself in his country’s politics as “science fiction.” Meanwhile, the pope’s representative in Colombia has said he regrets the “slowness” of the pacification […]

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