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November 3, 2023

Maternal and Child Health
Women This Week: Future of the Catholic Church to Include More Women

Welcome to “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post covers October 28 to November 3.

Nuns hold rosaries as Pope Francis celebrates the Angelus prayer from a window for All Saints Day at Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican, November 1, 2023.

August 29, 2023

Nicaragua
The Pope and the Church in Nicaragua

The repression of the Catholic Church in Nicaragua continues to deepen, but Pope Francis has not responded with the levels of support that are needed.

The Pope and the Church in Nicaragua

February 16, 2024

United Kingdom
Moving Past the Troubles: The Future of Northern Ireland Peace

The Good Friday Agreement has dampened sectarian conflict and brought stability to Northern Ireland, but the peace deal has been challenged by Brexit-related border tensions that have thrown the regi…

A peace mural adorns a building in a loyalist neighborhood of Belfast

October 11, 2023

Religion
What I Would Say to the Synod

The Roman Catholic Church's Synod can reassert Church leadership on human rights--or fail to do so.

March 7, 2013

Religion
Papal Succession in the Catholic Church

The election of pope to lead the world’s one billion Catholics stirs debate over the spiritual authority of the pontiff and the church’s role in the world.

March 2, 2021

Religion
Nigeria's Catholic Bishops: "The Nation is Falling Apart"

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria has issued a statement sounding the alarm over the very survival of the nation. The statement expresses concern over high-level government officials advising citizens to resort to self-defense.

A procession of Nigerian Catholic bishops and faithfuls wearing black, religious dress walk on a street to protest killings of Nigerians.

March 31, 2015

Global
Pope Francis and the Catholic Church

Thomas J. Reese, senior analyst with the National Catholic Reporter, discusses Pope Francis’s work to date and his agenda for 2015, as part of CFR's Religion and Foreign Policy Conference Call series.

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