Beijing, China, Aug 2019 (CNA) - Although China announced it was ending its one-child policy in 2015, the effects of the communist regime’s controversial measure will be felt for generations to come, an expert has warned. 

Amid renewed calls for population control in the face of environmental concerns, a new documentary, One Child Nation, has refocused wider attention on the one-child policy, which capped the number of children for most couples in China from the late 1970s. 

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Washington D.C., Aug 2019 / (CNA) - U.S. bishops are calling for prayer and action in the wake of two mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio this weekend. 

“We encourage all Catholics to increased prayer and sacrifice for healing and the end of these shootings,” the bishops wrote in an Aug. 4 statement. “We encourage Catholics to pray and raise their voices for needed changes to our national policy and national culture as well.”

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Vatican City, July 2019 /(CNA) - Pope Francis recalled the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, encouraging Catholics and other Christians to look to that great event for inspiration to overcome injustices and mistreatment of the weak.

“Fifty years ago yesterday man set foot on the moon, realizing an extraordinary dream,” the pope said July 21. “May the memory of that great step for humanity ignite the desire to progress together towards even greater goals: more dignity for the weak, more justice among peoples, more future for our common home.”

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