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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during the Ninth Review Conference of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons at the United Nations in New York April 27. Catholic peace advocates expressed disappointment with the lack of progress during the conference to shrink the arsenals of nuclear weapons-possessing nations. (CNS photo/Peter Foley, EPA) See WASHINGTON LETTER May 28, 2015.

U.N. inaction on nuclear weapons ‘disappointing’ to Catholic advocates

May 28, 2015 WASHINGTON (CNS) — A monthlong review of a key nuclear weapons treaty saw the nuclear powers stepping back from an opportunity to alter the status quo, much to the disappointment of Catholic peace advocates. The disappointment stems from the failure of the nuclear weapons states to heed the arguments of the advocates,…

Pope Francis greets inmates after celebrating Mass on Holy Thursday, April 2, at Rebibbia prison in Rome. The pope regularly visits with prisoners, a practice he began while archbishop of Buenos Aires. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters) See VATICAN LETTER May 28, 2015.

There but for the grace of God: What Pope Francis thinks of prisoners

May 28, 2015 VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis seems to describe his life in the Vatican almost as if he were in prison — at least as far as his freedom of movement goes. But that is not the first thing he cites when he talks about what he and prisoners have in common….

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