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Pope responds to violence in Munich and Kabul with call for more prayer

Vatican City, Jul 24, 2016 / 06:23 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Sunday, Pope Francis responded to recent acts of violence in Germany and Afghanistan, expressing his closeness to the families of the victims, and stressing the importance of prayer in the face of threats against “safety and […]

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Religious leaders, scholars ask Obama to declare ISIS violence a genocide

Washington D.C., Oct 7, 2015 / 04:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- More than 100 religious leaders, scholars, and human rights advocates signed a letter Monday asking President Obama to formally declare the killing and displacement of Middle Eastern religious minorities a “genocide.” “We humbly request that your office […]

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Why women are needed to help end violence in Africa

Nairobi, Kenya, Sep 2, 2015 / 04:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Women are the key to reconciliation in both the family and society. This was the message given to women from nearly twenty countries across Africa who convened this week in Nairobi, Kenya for “The African Women Moving […]

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The ‘angel’ of Guatemala: 12-year-old chooses death over gang violence

Guatemala City, Guatemala, Jul 16, 2015 / 03:38 pm (CNA).- When 12-year-old Ángel Ariel Escalante Pérez was confronted by gang members demanding that he kill a bus driver in his native Guatemala, he said no. It turned out to a life or death decision. The gang members […]

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How the US bishops believe America can overcome racial violence

St. Louis, Mo., Jun 16, 2015 / 03:43 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The head of the U.S. bishops’ conference pledged support for reconciliation and healing efforts in areas around the country that have been the site of racial tension and violent clashes between police and citizens. “Promoting peace […]

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For Catholics in West Baltimore, the only answer to violence is community

Baltimore, Md., May 5, 2015 / 04:54 am (CNA/EWTN News).- After unrest erupted in Baltimore following the death of 25 year-old Freddie Gray, Catholics stepped up to restore their communities and pray for peace and justice in their neighborhoods. “The community, to me, is not those people […]

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The solution to North African violence – dialogue and encounter, Pope says

Vatican City, Mar 2, 2015 / 05:33 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis on Monday encouraged the bishops from northern Africa to dialogue with and encounter other groups, fostering hope for good relations between Muslims and Christians in the region. “Interreligious dialogue is an important part of the […]

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Pope Francis urges end to scandal of ‘fratricidal’ violence in Ukraine

Vatican City, Feb 4, 2015 / 07:07 am (CNA/EWTN News).- As the number of deaths in Ukraine continue to rise amid escalating violence, Pope Francis has called the war “a scandal,” and urged the international community to “make every effort” for peace. “My thoughts turn again to […]

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Bishop urges youth of India to work for tolerance amid increase in violence

Bellary, India, Jan 31, 2015 / 04:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The head of the Indian Catholic Youth Movement, Bishop Hendry D'Souza of Bellary, has raised his voice about the necessity of religious tolerance and interreligious dialouge in India. “Social amity should not be the responsibility of the […]

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Pope: Dialogue between religions key in countering violence

Vatican City, Jan 25, 2015 / 07:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis on Jan. 24 stressed the need for dialogue between different faiths, saying that it is essential in preventing violence and promoting peace. “Perhaps now more than ever such a need is felt, because the most […]

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