Pope appeals for peace amid Venezuela unrest

Pope Francis has urged both of Venezuela’s main political parties to ensure that “every further form of violence is avoided” and “negotiated solutions are sought”. He made the remarks at his Regina Caeli address after weeks of turmoil and protests in the country.

Bishop backs criminal case against Duterte

Filipino Bishop Arturo Bastes of Sorsogon has said the filing of a case against President Rodrigo Duterte at the Hague over drug-related killings was a “good step”.

Ban on Jehovah’s Witnesses criticised

Russia’s outlawing of Jehovah’s Witnesses has worried Catholics, according to local bishops’ conference official Mgr Igor Kovalevsky.

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