Tag: United Nations

Terrorists’ disdain for life, freedom must be condemned, nuncio tells U.N.

Terrorists’ disdain for life, freedom must be condemned, nuncio tells U.N.

| October 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

Terrorism violates human dignity and fundamental human rights and threatens international security and sustainable development because it targets civilians, the Holy See’s permanent observer to the United Nations said.

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Around world, men, women, children ‘bear burden’ of climate change, says nuncio

Around world, men, women, children ‘bear burden’ of climate change, says nuncio

| October 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

Protecting “our common home for present and future generations is one of the most urgent demands of our time,” Archbishop Gabriele Caccia, the Vatican’s permanent observer to the United Nations, said Oct. 13.

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Pope to U.N.: Respect for each human life is essential for peace, equality

Pope to U.N.: Respect for each human life is essential for peace, equality

| Cindy Wooden | September 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis asked members of the United Nations how they think they can respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and build a more peaceful, more just world when many of their countries spend billions on military weapons and when their treatment of the unborn, of refugees and of women shows so little respect for human life.

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Pope joins U.N. call for immediate global cease-fire

Pope joins U.N. call for immediate global cease-fire

| Carol Glatz | March 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

Saying conflicts can never be resolved with war, Pope Francis added his support to a U.N. appeal for a global cease-fire amid the worldwide threat of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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UN report on gender equality attacks religious freedom, says official

UN report on gender equality attacks religious freedom, says official

| March 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

A United Nations report addressing gender-based violence and discrimination connected to religious beliefs “is now attacking the very reality it is called to defend,” a Vatican representative told a U.N. meeting in Geneva.

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Trump calls on world leaders to end persecution of ‘people of faith’

Trump calls on world leaders to end persecution of ‘people of faith’

| September 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

President Donald Trump called on world leaders at a Sept. 23 U.N. event on religious freedom to end religious persecution around the globe.

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Catholic, international aid agencies press for end of war in Yemen

Catholic, international aid agencies press for end of war in Yemen

| Dale Gavlak | November 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Catholic and international aid organizations are pressing for an end to Yemen’s worsening war, where the United Nations says one child dies every 10 minutes.

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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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