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Catholic agencies, along with other Christian charities in Sudan, have intensified their food distribution campaign across the country to save hundreds of thousands of suffering Sudanese people from extreme hunger as the civil war entered its second year.

Italian PM says Pope Francis will join G7 discussion on AI

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Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni announced that Pope Francis would participate in a G7 "outreach" discussion on artificial intelligence when the leaders of the world's leading industrialized nations countries meet in southern Italy in mid-June.

Pope Francis calls for peace in Gaza and Ukraine, laments plight of children in war in CBS interview

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Pope Francis sat down exclusively with "CBS Evening News" anchor Norah O'Donnell on April 24 for an interview ahead of the Vatican's inaugural World Children's Day. The CBS interview marks the first time a pope has given an in-depth, one-on-one interview to a U.S. broadcast network, according to the network.

Homeless policy before U.S. Supreme Court

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The Supreme Court on April 22 heard a case concerning the constitutionality of local laws that ban public camping and their impact on people who are homeless.

Trump in pro-life ‘retreat,’ Pence says

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Former Vice President Mike Pence argued his ex-running mate, former President Donald Trump, betrayed the pro-life movement by stating his opposition to implementing federal abortion restrictions should he be elected to another term in 2024.

Haiti violence, lawlessness forces longtime U.S. missionary priest to evacuate

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As Haiti's capital spirals into lawlessness, a longtime U.S. missionary has been forced to evacuate -- while Haitian Catholics in the U.S. are doubling down on prayer for their troubled homeland.

D&P aid enables Haitian partners’ work

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“Just going to work is an act of bravery. Our partners on the ground in Haiti are working in a very difficult context,” Mary Durran, the Montreal-based program officer responsible for Latin America (including Haiti) for the Catholic charity Development and Peace-Caritas Canada, told The Catholic Register. “Yet they continue to be the advocates of the poorest people suffering violence and hunger, and inform international organizations such as ours.”

Calm urged after Australian bishop stabbed

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Australian religious and political leaders have called for calm and unity after the attempted murder of an Assyrian Orthodox clergyman at his church’s altar in Sydney’s western suburbs, just days after a separate knife attack claimed six lives in Sydney’s Bondi Junction mall.

Israel, Iran escalation must be prevented

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As the White House responds to Iran’s attack against Israel, Catholic experts said U.S. officials should seek to prevent further escalation in the region.

Israel must prevail... or else

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A former Israeli prime minister is issuing a stark warning to Canadians that Hamas-style terror tactics will spread to North America unless the Jewish State achieves its goals in Gaza.

Nigerian seminary defies global trend

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The Bigard Memorial Seminary in Enugu, Nigeria, is celebrating its 100th birthday in 2024. Officials say the sheer statistics warrant a big celebration: The institution has 780 clerics — a number not seen in years in seminaries across Europe and the Americas.

Nigerian Christians are one of the most persecuted religious groups in the world, but the rector of the seminary, Fr. Albert U. Ikpenwa, told OSV News the growth in vocations and of the Church in Nigeria is a function of positive Christian teachings.