John Paul II and Benedict XVI
have said many times—that the
Church is evidently and above
all saddened by the suffering
of the victims and their families,
for the harm caused by the grave
and inexcusable behavior of some of its members, and is firm in its resolve to avoid future vile acts of this
The 21 South Koreans, members of a church, were captured by the
Taliban on July 19. Initially there were 23, but two has been killed.
The Pope observed that “the practice by armed groups of manipulating
innocent persons for promoting their own goals is becoming wide
The Holy See has broken off an alliance with Amnesty International
"after its pro-abortion about-turn.”
The president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace said that the Holy See is ceasing donations to Amnesty International as a result of the group’s public advocacy for abortion. He urged Catholic donors to
reconsider gifts to the organization.