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Pope Francis Calls for ‘Change of Paradigm’ in Ending World Hunger

VATICAN CITY, October 17, 2014 (Zenit.org) Pope Francis says that defeating world hunger will require more than aid and donations. Instead, we must “change the paradigm of aid and development policies” and change “how we understand work, economic aims and activity, food production and the protection of the environment.” The Pope said this in a message […]

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Running for His Country in the Olympics

At 8 years old, Guor Marial escaped from a labor camp and ran for his life. Twenty years later, he will run for his country. After escaping enslavement by armed captors twice as a child, Guor moved to the United States and found a love of running. Now, less than a month after his homeland, […]

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Chat Transcript: South Sudan Independence

This is the transcript of a live chat CRS hosted on July 11 about the future of South Sudan just days after they celebrated the first anniversary of their nation’s independence. Participants included Alfred Okech and Chris Wake live from South Sudan. We were also be joined in our Baltimore headquarters by Dan Griffin, CRS […]

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Make Peace for our Sudanese Brothers and Sisters a Priority

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton heads to China for high level meetings this week and the Administration has signaled that the increasing violence between Sudan and South Sudan may be on the agenda. Thanks in part to your advocacy, President Obama recently urged the people of Sudan and South Sudan “to walk the path […]

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‘Playing for Peace’: Villanova, CRS Team Up for Sudan

When the Villanova Wildcats beat the Seton Hall Pirates 84-76 in men’s basketball Jan. 18, it wasn’t just a hard-fought victory in the tough Big East conference. The game also was a win for the people of the Republic of South Sudan, the world’s newest nation, thanks to a partnership between Villanova University and Catholic […]

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Blessed Are the Peacemakers: Archbishop Mazzolari, Rest in Peace

With great sadness Catholic Relief Services staff and leadership this weekend learned of the death of Archbishop Caesar Mazzolari of the Diocese of Rumbek in South Sudan. Archbishop Mazzolari passed away on Saturday morning in a hospital in Rumbek after being taken ill during morning Mass. A long-standing friend and partner of CRS, Archbishop Mazzolari […]

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Bishop John Ricard on South Sudan Independence

Emeritus CRS board member Bishop John Ricard was in South Sudan for the independence celebrations on July 9, 2011. He shares with us his impressions of the world’s newest nation and what Catholics around the world can do to continue to support South Sudan. When I first came to Juba, now the capital of South […]

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South Sudan: Sights and Sounds of Independence

This video was produced by CRS staffers in Juba for the July 9 celebration of independence.

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Mass For a New Nation in South Sudan

CRS communications officer Kim Pozniak is in Juba, South Sudan, reporting for Caritas Internationalis. She filed this report for the Caritas blog: A day after the people of South Sudan came together to declare their independence, they converged on St. Teresa Cathedral of Juba, South Sudan’s capital, on July 10th to celebrate a special Mass […]

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CRS President: Catholics Support South Sudan

CRS President Ken Hackett is in South Sudan for the new country’s first days of independence. He wrote this column for the Catholic News Agency: JUBA, South Sudan — Less than a week after the United States celebrated its Independence Day for the 235th time, another nation was born, beginning its journey into history. That […]

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