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Pope Francis celebrates Mass for the Feast of the Presentation of Jesus at the Temple in St. Peter's Basilica, Feb. 2, 2015.

Pope Francis: Eliminating nuclear weapons is a moral imperative

Mar 28, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Tuesday, Pope Francis acknowledged the difficulty of totally eliminating nuclear weapons, but said the challenge is still a necessary... Read more

Death penalty.

The death penalty doesn't solve problems, archbishop tells UN

Mar 7, 2017

The Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations reiterated the Vatican’s defense of all human life in... Read more

A young refugee rests after having fled from ISIS and arrived in Ankawa in the northern part of Erbil, Iraq.

One Congressman's plea to the US: Don't abandon Iraq's Christians

Jan 6, 2017

By Matt Hadro

Christian survivors of the ISIS genocide have serious humanitarian needs, but their faith remains strong, one congressman said after his... Read more

It'll be tough, but this group says world hunger can end by 2030

Nov 23, 2016

By Matt Hadro

Some of the greatest challenges to ending hunger worldwide are “fragile states” threatened by instability, conflict, and climate change, a... Read more

A Christian refugee family of eight living in a construction site in Erbil, Iraq. Courtesy of International Christian Concern.

What will ensure the survival of Middle East Christians?

Oct 31, 2016

Christianity is at a crossroads in the Middle East, and only a dedicated campaign of aid and activism can help... Read more

12-year-old twins from the old city of Homs stand near garbage outside a dilapidated building.

Global progress for children is stalled by war, Holy See tells UN

Oct 19, 2016

Progress for the world’s children has left out the young victims of war, conflict, and poverty, the Holy See has... Read more

A nuclear bomb explostion near Bikini atoll, March 26, 1954. Photo courtesy of the National Nuclear Security Administration/Nevada Site Office.

Nuclear weapons offer only illusory peace, Holy See tells UN

Oct 19, 2016

The apostolic nuncio to the United Nations again stressed the need for nuclear weapons disarmament on Monday, with the worldwide... Read more

António Guterres, the designate United Nations Secretary General.

New UN secretary general nominee a committed Catholic

Oct 7, 2016

The United Nations Security Council has selected committed Catholic and human rights advocate as the nominee for Secretary General of... Read more

Explosion of nuclear bomb.

After UN action, bishops call for a world without nuclear weapons

Sep 27, 2016

A U.N. resolution against further nuclear weapons tests drew praise from the U.S. Catholic bishops, who repeated their support for... Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State, blesses a new building at the North American College in Rome on Jan. 6, 2015.

Vatican official: Religion has the responsibility to condemn terrorism

Sep 22, 2016

While genocide, war crimes, and violence against humanity continue to plague individuals across the globe, Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal... Read more

A CRS tent aiding refugees and migrants in Europe.

Do something about forced migration, cardinal exhorts UN

Sep 20, 2016

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Vatican Secretary of State pleaded Monday for an increased commitment from the international community in addressing the root causes... Read more

Amal Clooney at a 2015 press conference.

In grilling UN speech, Amal Clooney blasts failure to stop ISIS

Sep 18, 2016

By Elise Harris

Nadia Murad, a young Yazidi woman who escaped ISIS captivity after her family was slaughtered, has been named a new... Read more

Mother Teresa prayer card for WYD pilgrims in Krakow, Poland on July 25, 2016.

Mother Teresa's global impact at center of UN exhibit

Aug 28, 2016

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Mother Teresa’s tireless work for the poor and her relevance for global affairs will be featured at the United Nations,... Read more

Holy See urges UN to protect children in armed conflict

Aug 17, 2016

After a recent report confirmed that violence against children has increased in conflict zones, the Holy See is urging the... Read more

How the Church can help bring peace to Africa

Aug 2, 2016

Grassroots movements, local communities, and faith-based organizations – especially the Catholic Church – have an important role to play in... Read more

An all-Ireland pro-life rally in Dublin.

The UN ruled that Ireland's abortion ban violates human rights

Jun 13, 2016

By Kevin J. Jones

Pro-life groups in Ireland are charging that a United Nations human rights committee contradicted its mission when it ruled that... Read more

Pope Francis addresses the WFP Rome headquarters, June, 13, 2016.

Don't become immune to poverty, Pope tells UN's food agency

Jun 13, 2016

By Ann Schneible

In a world where information is brought instantly to our fingertips, society is becoming increasingly anesthetized to the suffering brought... Read more

United Nations Headquarters in New York City.

Intervene in Christian genocide: 400,000 bring plea to UN

Apr 30, 2016

By Matt Hadro

Advocates delivered hundreds of thousands of signatures to the United Nations on Friday, calling on the body to declare that... Read more

UN Flag outside of the United Nations Headquarters, New York.

At UN, calls for global response to Christian genocide

Apr 28, 2016

The plight of Christians and other Middle East minorities demands action from the international community, one leader in relief efforts... Read more

UN flag outside the United Nations headquarters in New York.

When terrorism destroys religious cooperation: the Holy See's message to the UN

Apr 19, 2016

Terrorism in the name of religion is a lie, the head of the Holy See’s mission to the United Nations... Read more