Just days after North Korea tested an intercontinental ballistic missile that can reach Alaska, bishops in the United States and Europe have called for the “total elimination of nuclear weapons.” “Even a limited nuclear exchange would have devastating consequences for people and the planet. Tragically, human error or miscalculation could lead to a humanitarian catastrophe,”
On the eve of President Trump’s visit to the Holy See, the newly elected president of South Korea sent a special envoy to ask for Vatican support in efforts to foster reconciliation in the Korean peninsula. Bishop Hyginus Kim Hee-jong, archbishop of Gwangju and president of the Korean Bishops Conference, served as South Korean president
During a press conference Saturday aboard the papal plane from Egypt to Rome, Pope Francis said that in the face of conflict and the possibility of nuclear war, United Nations leaders need to provide a strong leadership, focusing on diplomacy and peaceful negotiation. “I always say to resolve problems on the path of diplomacy, negotiation.”
Christians have been persecuted since its birth. Throughout history men, women and children have been killed for serving God and, unfortunately, today is no different. Despite the presence of first-world laws to protect Christians in countries like the United States, religiously-fueled hate crimes continue to run rampant. Sadly, several countries across the globe have no
North Korea has conducted another nuclear test, its fifth ever and the largest to date. According to analysis, the latest bomb was bigger than the one detonated at Hiroshima in 1945. The test violates a UN treaty. On the 68th anniversary of North Korea’s establishment as a state, the nation conducted its fifth nuclear test.