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Paul VI, 50 years ago: 'No more war, war never again'


On this day 50 years ago Pope Paul VI became the first pope to visit and address the United Nations.

It was on Oct. 4, 1965, the pontiff said: “No more war, war never again.” 

He called for everyone to become peacemakers. He called for our church to rediscover his nonviolent roots.

Peacemaking was not incidental to Paul VI’s talk that day; it was at its heart. The following is taken from that historic address.

Double thumbs up for papal trip from panel at Georgetown U.


Twenty four hours after the pope’s plane lifted off from Philadelphia for Rome, a panel of high-profile Catholics, three of them from the world of TV news, gathered at Georgetown University to render an assessment of Francis’s six day barnstorming tour of the Northeast.

The often lighthearted review was solidly double-thumbs-up all around, with the only serious critique occurring near the end and prompted by a young woman at the question mic who asked: What about the place of women in the church?


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