Trudeau meets with shooting victims’ families

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met Sunday with the families of victims of a fatal shooting in eastern Canada — but said “now is not the time” to discuss gun control. Matthew Vincent Raymond, 48, opened fire in the sleepy city of Fredericton, New Brunswick, early Friday, killing four people, including two police officers. Trudeau met […]

Koreas to hold Pyongyang summit in September

North and South Korea agreed Monday to hold a summit in Pyongyang in September after high-level talks in the Demilitarized Zone that divides the peninsula. The two sides “agreed at the meeting to hold a South-North summit in Pyongyang in September as planned”, the joint statement said, without giving a precise date. A trip by […]

Death penalty ‘inadmissible’ in Catholic teaching update

Pope Francis has declared the death penalty “inadmissible” in an update of Catholic believers’ most important guide to Church teaching, the catechism, the Vatican announced Thursday. “The Church teaches, in the light of the Gospel, that ‘the death penalty is inadmissible because it is an attack on the inviolability and dignity of the person’,” the […]