One of China’s Dongfeng-41 intercontinental strategic nuclear missiles on during a National Day parade on 1 October 2019 . Photo: CNS/Reuters
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Call to work for nuclear disarmament from United States and Japanese bishops

CLEVELAND (CNS): The path to true peace requires the world to abolish nuclear weapons, Bishop…

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TOKYO (UCAN): Abolition of Nuclear Power: An Appeal from the Catholic Church in Japan, the English version of the book Read more

Bishop warns Duterte against nuclear power
Anti-nuclear power activists prepare for a cycle ride during an event in Manila to mark the anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear meltdown disaster that occurred on 11 March 11 2011. Photo: UCAN/Jay Directo

MANILA  (UCAN): Bishop Gerardo Alminaza of San Carlos, the Philippines, called on the government to abandon any ideas of pursuing Read more

The immoral fallout of atomic energy
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Father William Grimm MM July 16 is the 75th anniversary of an event that blights the lives of every one Read more

World needs peacemakers not empty words pope says
Pope Francis observes a moment of silence during a meeting for peace at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial in Hiroshima, Japan, on November 24. Photo: CNS

"The world does not need empty words but convinced witnesses, peacemakers who are open to a dialogue that rejects exclusion Read more

United States and China spar over the Philippines
A hydrographical and chorographical chart of the Philippines, with inset detail, produced by cartographer, Jesuit Father Pedro Murillo Velarde; engraver, Nicolás de la Cruz Bagay, and artist, Francisco Suarez (1696-1753) and published in Manila in 1734. Public domain

The fisherfolk of Masinloc and Sta. Cruz, Zambales, have fished Scarborough Shoal for generations. However, over the past several years, Read more

Court dashes Trump’s plan to end youth migrant programme
DACA protesters hold signs outside the US Supreme Court in 2019. Photo: CNS/Reuters

WASHINGTON (CNS): On June 18, the United States (US) Supreme Court ruled against efforts by the administration of the president, Read more

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Smoke billows from the area of the No. 3 reactor of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Tomioka, Fukushima prefecture, Japan, in March 2011. Photo: CNS/Tokyo Electric Power Co. via Reuters
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Dump nuclear power say Japan’s bishops

TOKYO (UCAN): Abolition of Nuclear Power: An Appeal from the Catholic Church in Japan, the…

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Anti-nuclear power activists prepare for a cycle ride during an event in Manila to mark the anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear meltdown disaster that occurred on 11 March 11 2011. Photo: UCAN/Jay Directo

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The Japanese ethical edge
Mt. Fuji from Arakurayama Sengen Park and the Churei-to pagoda in Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi. Photo: Reginald Pentinio/Wikipedia CC BY-SA 3.0

Cristian Martini Grimaldi The counter-offensive in the successful battle against the Covid-19 coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) in Asia came in the form Read more

Japanese bishops publish child sex abuse report

TOKYO (UCAN): Amid an increase in media interest in the sexual abuse of minors by clergy in Japan, bishops have Read more

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Rains and floods batter Japan

FUKUOKA (UCAN): “The damage has been quite big and, unfortunately, the heavy rains are still…

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Japanese bishops publish child sex abuse report

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The Japanese ethical edge

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You are a living Church pope tells Japan’s Catholics
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TOKYO (Agencies): Pope Francis described himself as a “missionary pilgrim,” when he finally arrived in Tokyo, Japan on November 23 Read more

Struggling to proclaim the gospel in Japan

TOKYO (UCAN): “In Japanese society, it is difficult to find tangible success in missionary activities,” Archbishop Isao Kikuchi of Tokyo Read more

Former superior general of Jesuits mourned
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ROME (UCAN/SE): The Jesuit General Curia in Rome announced that its former superior general, Father Adolfo Nicolás, died on May Read more

Rise in human trafficking amid Covid-19 pandemic
Chains wrapped around the wrists of a man illustrate trafficking and enslavement. Photo: CNS/Reuters

VATICAN (CNS): As governments and world leaders struggle to contain the Covid-19 coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic, they must also work harder Read more

Italy goes back to church post-lockdown
A book and hand sanitiser are at the entrance of San Polo church in Brescia, Italy, on July 9. Photo: CNS/Reuters

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In the same storm but not all in same boat
People wearing face masks line up and wait to enter a pharmacy in Cochabamba, Bolivia, on July 21. Photo: CNS/Reuters

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Japanese bishops publish child sex abuse report

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TOKYO (UCAN): Abolition of Nuclear Power: An Appeal from the Catholic Church in Japan, the English version of the book Read more

Rains and floods batter Japan

FUKUOKA (UCAN): “The damage has been quite big and, unfortunately, the heavy rains are still continuing,” Bishop Joseph Abella of Read more

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