Pope Francis travels between the conference center and Unità d’Italia Square in Trieste, Italy, with a golf cart during his pastoral visit to the northern Italian city on July 7, 2024. In Trieste, the pope addressed around 1,200 participants in a Catholic conference on democracy for the annual Social Week of Catholics. / Credit: Vatican Media

Gun Found in Abandoned Suitcase before Papal Visit to Trieste, Italy

Jul 12, 2024

According to Italian press, less than 24 hours after the pope’s arrival, the police discovered a Czech-made semiautomatic pistol inside a suitcase.

Pope Francis at his general audience in St. Peter's Square on May 17, 2023. | Vatican Media

Pope Francis on G7 Summit: Nuclear Deterrence Offers "only an illusion of peace"

May 21, 2023

In a letter marking the G7 Summit in Hiroshima, Pope Francis asserted that the mere possession of nuclear weapons creates “a climate of fear and suspicion” and offers “only an illusion of peace.”  

Some members of the National Episcopal Conference of Congo (CENCO). Credit: CENCO

Catholic Bishops in DR Congo Decry “deterioration of security”, Call for Collective Action

Nov 11, 2022

Catholic Bishops in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have expressed concern about insecurity in the Central African nation and are calling for collective action to restore peace.

Fr. Blaise Agwon, director of the Center for Dialogue, Reconciliation, and Peace in Jos, the capital of Plateau State in the central belt region of central Nigeria. / Aid to the Church in Need (ACN).

Catholic Peace Organization in Nigeria Appeals for Security Boost amid Increased Attacks

Nov 23, 2020

The international community looking to assist Nigeria in the fight against terrorist attacks can help by boosting the country’s security forces, the leadership of a religious conflict resolution organization working in the West African country has said.

Members of the Nigeria Inter-Religious Council (NIREC).

“Take security as a top priority for every Nigerian,” Religious Leaders Tell Government

Aug 5, 2020

Disturbed by the state of insecurity in Africa’s most populous country, members of the Nigeria Inter-Religious Council (NIREC) have called on the government to prioritize the security of its citizens.