Explosion in Beirut adds suffering to Lebanon’s dire situation
A man wearing a protective mask lies on the ground next to his suitcase on a sidewalk in Beirut July 28, 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Lebanon's dire economic crisis, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, is pushing people into a struggle for survival, Catholic and other humanitarian agencies warn. (CNS photo/Mohamed Azakir, Reuters) See COVID-LEBANON-DESTITUTE Aug. 4, 2020.

Explosion in Beirut adds suffering to Lebanon’s dire situation

A man wearing a protective mask lies on the ground next to his suitcase on a sidewalk in Beirut July 28, 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Lebanon's dire economic crisis,…

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Weapons must be set aside for peace to flourish, pope says
Pope Francis participates in a moment of silence during a 2019 meeting for peace at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial in Japan. Aug. 6, 2020, marks the 75th anniversary of the world's first nuclear attack. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Weapons must be set aside for peace to flourish, pope says

Pope Francis participates in a moment of silence during a 2019 meeting for peace at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial in Japan. Aug. 6, 2020, marks the 75th anniversary of the…

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Church leaders seek aid for Catholic students in coronavirus relief bill
St. Mel's Catholic Academy in the Flushing section of the Queens borough of New York is seen July 9, 2020, the day the Diocese of Brooklyn, N.Y., announced that financial fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic is forcing it to close six schools, including St. Mel's. Several bishops in leadership positions with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops signed an Aug. 6, 2020, letter to Congress requesting that emergency aid for Catholic schools be included in the next federal COVID-19 emergency relief package. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)

Church leaders seek aid for Catholic students in coronavirus relief bill

St. Mel's Catholic Academy in the Flushing section of the Queens borough of New York is seen July 9, 2020, the day the Diocese of Brooklyn, N.Y., announced that financial…

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Schools opening with a surge in enrollment
Tim Forbes, principal, and the faculty and staff welcome students for the new school year with extensive COVID protocols, including temperature screening for each student, in place at St. Matthew School in Franklin, TN on Thursday, 6 August 2020. All of the schools in the Diocese of Nashville will be open by Aug. 12 for in person learning.

Schools opening with a surge in enrollment

Tim Forbes, the principal at St. Matthew School in Franklin, welcomes students with “air fist bumps” for the new school year on Thursday, Aug. 6. Extensive COVID protocols, including temperature…

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EDITORIAL: Long after Hiroshima, Nagasaki, nuclear arms remain threat to peace
People in Hiroshima, Japan, pray for atomic bomb victims at Peace Memorial Park Aug. 6, 2019. Nuclear disarmament proponents will deliver messages of peace to the world in a campaign called The Ribbon 2020. The campaign commemorates the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombings of the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. (CNS photo/Kyodo via Reuters) See PEACE-RIBBON July 9, 2020. Editor's note: For editorial use only.

EDITORIAL: Long after Hiroshima, Nagasaki, nuclear arms remain threat to peace

People in Hiroshima, Japan, pray for atomic bomb victims at Peace Memorial Park Aug. 6, 2019. Nuclear disarmament proponents will deliver messages of peace to the world in a campaign…

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