Tag: United Nations

Croatian archbishop deplores ‘unjust verdicts’ after general’s suicide

Croatian archbishop deplores ‘unjust verdicts’ after general’s suicide

| December 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

The president of Croatia’s bishops’ conference condemned “unjust verdicts” at a United Nations war crimes trial, after a jailed general publicly committed suicide when his appeal was rejected.

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U.N. must help limit weapons of mass destruction, Vatican diplomat says

U.N. must help limit weapons of mass destruction, Vatican diplomat says

| June 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Citing the words of Pope Francis, the Vatican’s permanent observer to the United Nations said it is necessary to boost cooperation among nations to end the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, especially among terrorist organizations.

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Panel: After rescue, trafficking victims need help addressing trauma

Panel: After rescue, trafficking victims need help addressing trauma

| April 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

It’s not enough to rescue victims of human trafficking and sexual exploitation — they must be given supportive care to address their trauma, and tools to live economically independent lives free from abuse.

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Shameful that need for clean water is not a priority, says cardinal

Shameful that need for clean water is not a priority, says cardinal

| Carol Glatz | August 29, 2016 | 2 Comments

Allowing people to drink unsafe water or have no access to dependable, clean sources of water is shameful, Cardinal Peter Turkson told religious leaders.

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Panel examines causes, solutions for ‘growing scourge’ of trafficking

Panel examines causes, solutions for ‘growing scourge’ of trafficking

| July 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

One goal of a July 13 event at the United Nations on human trafficking was “to make real the faces of the nearly 2 million children and youth who are presently being trafficked,” said the Vatican’s U.N. nuncio.

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Parents are children’s ‘best bet’ to buffer outside world, U.N. conference hears

Parents are children’s ‘best bet’ to buffer outside world, U.N. conference hears

| Carol Glatz | June 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

The future of humanity depends on parents’ commitment to protect and nurture their children, instill values and help children mature as human beings, speakers told a United Nations event to mark the fourth annual Global Day of Parents.

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UST prof at World Meeting: Politics gets ‘dignity’ wrong

UST prof at World Meeting: Politics gets ‘dignity’ wrong

| September 24, 2015 | 1 Comment

The problem, Collett said, is that “dignity” as used by some governing documents — including the constitutions of Italy, Germany and Japan — is divorced from the source of dignity, God, and presented as something that can be granted, rather than something that is inherent to the human person, as the Church believes.

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The United Nations: Caring for Children or Caring for Culture Warriors

The United Nations: Caring for Children or Caring for Culture Warriors

| Sister Mary Ann Walsh | February 6, 2014 | 1 Comment

Sexual abuse of a minor is a sin and a crime and no organization can become complacent about addressing it. The Catholic Church has certainly done more than any other international organization to face the problem and it will continue to lead in doing so.

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Rights of the disabled, the United States and the Holy See

Rights of the disabled, the United States and the Holy See

| Jessica Zittlow | January 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

What could be so problematic about an international treaty that aims to protect and promote the rights of the disabled?

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