Tag: war

Pope calls on nations to protect lives, dignity of victims

VATICAN CITY | Marking the anniversary of the Geneva Conventions, Pope Francis urged nations to recall the need to protect the life and dignity of the victims of war and armed conflict. “Everyone is required to observe the limits imposed by international humanitarian law, protecting unarmed populations and civil structures, especially hospitals, schools, places of… Read more »

U.S. Catholic physician a reluctant hero in Sudan’s Nuba Mountains

NUBA MOUNTAINS, Sudan | A U.S. physician who has won accolades for his service in a war-torn corner of Sudan said he has just done what any missionary is called to do. “I’m a lay missionary. We’re supposed to show the face of Christ to people, but how can you do that if you take… Read more »

Lebanese cardinal warns against ‘new drums of war’ in Syria

BEIRUT | Lebanese Cardinal Bechara Rai appealed to world leaders to stop the war in Syria and to work for comprehensive peace through diplomatic means. “As the great powers are beating the drums of a new war against Syria, we regret the absence of a language of peace from the mouths of senior officials in… Read more »