North Korea

Thumbnail north korea flag credit john pavelka via flickr cc by 20 cna 2 19 14 2 American missionary feels 'abandoned' in North Korean captivity

A Baptist missionary held captive in North Korea says he feels “abandoned” by the U.S. government after nearly two years of detainment. Kenneth...

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Thumbnail church of the immaculate conception qaraqosh iraq nov 7 2016 jaco klamer acn A modern horror: global persecution of Christians at historic peak, report says

Anti-Christian persecution is “worse than at any time in history” and in many cases genocide and other crimes against humanity “now mean that the...

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Thumbnail untitled design A theologian's take on how to avoid conflict with North Korea

Dialogue and prudent actions to uphold international resolutions are key to maintaining peace amid rising tensions between North Korea and the...

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Thumbnail korea   nuclear war hibakusha Before we consider nuclear war, let’s remember the ‘hibakusha’

Sumiteru Taniguchi was 16 years old. He had just started working as a mail carrier, riding his red bike through the streets of Nagasaki when the...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 83843155 Catholicism and the threat of nuclear war

There’s a great deal of talk about the use of nuclear weapons in the news these days, and a lot of people are feeling anxious about where the world...

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Thumbnail 20141018cnsph156 Does Catholic faith offer a way to peace in Korea?

The first time I heard the word “Korea,” I was a small child learning that my father had served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. My dad was...

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Thumbnail pope francis egypt presser Full text of Pope Francis' in-flight presser from Egypt

Vatican City, Apr 29, 2017 / 03:41 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In his conversation with journalists on the way back from Egypt, Pope Francis touched on an...

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Thumbnail praying credit unsplash cna Guam's Catholics pray for peace amid ongoing threats from North Korea

In the face of North Korea’s threats to bomb the island of Guam, the Catholic faithful have gathered in parishes across the US territory to pray...

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Thumbnail bishop patrick byrne credit maryknoll mission archives cna 2 How an American bishop became a Korean martyr

Washington D.C., Mar 26, 2017 / 08:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Bishop Patrick James Byrne was born in the United States, but he died on a forced march...

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Thumbnail nuclear bomb explosion at the nevada test site april 18 1953 photo courtesy of national nuclear security administration nevada site office cna In wake of North Korea threat, bishops call for elimination of nuclear weapons

Washington D.C., Jul 6, 2017 / 11:21 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Just days after North Korea tested an intercontinental ballistic missile that can reach...

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Thumbnail nuclear missles credit overcrew shutterstock cna New petition calls for pro-life support against nuclear warfare

As political tensions increase between the United States and North Korea, one pro-life group began a petition urging nuclear disarmament around the...

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Thumbnail north korean flag credit katherine welles shutterstock cna North Korean defector: Despite horrific persecution, Christianity is growing

Washington D.C., May 14, 2017 / 04:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Although the North Korean government is doing everything it can to suppress...

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Thumbnail pope francis meets with members of the korean council of religious leaders at the vatican sept 2 2017 credit losservatore romano cna Pope emphasizes peace-building in meeting with Korean religious leaders

In a meeting with religious leaders from Korea on Saturday, Pope Francis said the world is looking to them for an example of how to work together...

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Thumbnail pope francis celebrates mass for the feast of the presentation of jesus at the temple in st peters basilica feb 2 2015 credit daniel ibez cna 6 cna 2 2 15 Pope Francis: Eliminating nuclear weapons is a moral imperative

Vatican City, Mar 28, 2017 / 08:55 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Tuesday, Pope Francis acknowledged the difficulty of totally eliminating nuclear...

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Thumbnail img 0818 cna egyo Pope Francis talks nuclear war, North Korea during in-flight presser

Vatican City, Apr 29, 2017 / 02:50 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- During a press conference Saturday aboard the papal plane from Egypt to Rome, Pope Francis...

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Thumbnail pope francis prays with journalists on the papal flight en route to south korea august 14 2014 credit alan holdren cna cna 8 14 14 Pope Francis: 'There is only one Korea'

Addressing the division between North and South Korea, Pope Francis emphasized that the two are “one family,” calling for prayers of re-unification...

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Thumbnail donald trump at the republican national convention in cleveland oh july 18 21 2016 credit addie mena 9 cna Priest counters claim that God ordained Trump to nuke North Korea

A Texas Catholic priest has countered the claim of Texas Baptist pastor and adviser to Trump, Pastor Robert Jeffress, who claimed on Thursday that...

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Thumbnail director soon mi yoo ‘Songs from the North’: A film by Soon-Mi Yoo

North Korea is perhaps the most secretive, least-known country on earth. A totalitarian dictatorship, its cult of personality has elevated three...

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