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Papal diplomat says U.S.-North Korea summit brings hope for peace

Papal diplomat says U.S.-North Korea summit brings hope for peace

| Carol Glatz | June 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Talks between the leaders of the United States and North Korea are “truly historic” and bring hope for the start of a new era of peace, said Pope Francis’ ambassador to Korea.

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Pope leads prayers for U.S.-North Korea summit in Singapore

Pope leads prayers for U.S.-North Korea summit in Singapore

| Junno Arocho Esteves | June 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Leading thousands of people in prayer, Pope Francis said he hoped the upcoming summit between the United States and North Korea would lead to lasting peace.

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South Korean bishop hopes North-South summit brings results

South Korean bishop hopes North-South summit brings results

| April 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Bishop Peter Lee Ki-heon of Uijeongbu has been waiting years for this moment, with the leaders of the two divided Koreas poised to meet for a historic summit just inside South Korean territory April 27.

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Pope says unified Korean team at Olympics offers hope for peace

Pope says unified Korean team at Olympics offers hope for peace

| Carol Glatz | February 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

The presence of a unified delegation and team for North and South Korea at this year’s Olympic Games gives people hope for a world dedicated to peace through dialogue and respect, Pope Francis said.

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South Korean bishop hopes Winter Olympics are steppingstone to peace

South Korean bishop hopes Winter Olympics are steppingstone to peace

| January 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

A South Korean bishop wants the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics to be a steppingstone for achieving peace in the region, reported ucanews.com.

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Nuclear threat raises tensions in U.S., Asia, worldwide

Nuclear threat raises tensions in U.S., Asia, worldwide

| Mark Pattison | December 22, 2017 | 1 Comment

The ratcheting up of North Korea’s missile testing, and fears that it also is advancing in its quest to launch a nuclear weapon, has gotten the attention of virtually everyone within range of any North Korean-fired missile and leaders worldwide, including Pope Francis.

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Catholics say diplomacy with North Korea, Iran needed to keep peace

Catholics say diplomacy with North Korea, Iran needed to keep peace

| October 13, 2017 | 1 Comment

More than 750 Catholics called on President Donald Trump and Congress to seek diplomatic solutions to defuse rising tensions between the United States and North Korea and to assure that the U.S. remains a party to the Iran nuclear deal.

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South Korean Catholics pray for Olympics as tensions build in North

South Korean Catholics pray for Olympics as tensions build in North

| Alastair Wanklyn | October 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Parishes in the South Korean province that will host the 2018 Winter Olympics are praying for the event’s success as tensions increase between Washington and Pyongyang, a spokesman for South Korea’s Diocese of Chuncheon told Catholic News Service.

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Just-war tests not met in North Korea situation, ethicists say

Just-war tests not met in North Korea situation, ethicists say

| Mark Pattison | August 22, 2017 | 1 Comment

The just-war criteria that would justify armed conflict with North Korea over its nuclear testing and threats to launch missiles have not been met, said ethicists interviewed by Catholic News Service.

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Catholics on Guam pray for peace amid threats by North Korea

Catholics on Guam pray for peace amid threats by North Korea

| Tony C. Diaz | August 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Church on Guam is urging its members and all people on the island to be prayerful and stay centered in Christ amid threats of missile attacks by North Korea.

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Bishop Cantu calls for diplomacy to ease U.S.-North Korea differences

Bishop Cantu calls for diplomacy to ease U.S.-North Korea differences

| Dennis Sadowski | August 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Diplomacy and political engagement are necessary to resolve the differences between the United States and North Korea and avoid a military conflict, the chairman of a U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops committee said in a letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

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Vatican concerned about North Korea’s nuclear capabilities

Vatican concerned about North Korea’s nuclear capabilities

| Cindy Wooden | September 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis and the Vatican are concerned about continuing tensions on the Korean peninsula “on account of the nuclear tests carried out by North Korea,” the Vatican spokesman confirmed.

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