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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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Flag of the Holy See.

Pope Francis names new Permanent Observer to the UN in Geneva

Slovenia-born Archbishop Ivan Jurkovic will be the Holy See’s next Permanent Observer to the United Nations in Geneva, a significant... Read more

Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives.

There's no alternative: help Israel and Palestine seek peace, archbishop tells UN

Peace was the focus of the Holy See's representative in a recent speech to the United Nations, where he renewed... Read more

Tombstones at the war cemetery in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Why are more civilians dying in war? Nuncio says global community must act

The Holy See’s representative to the United Nations has said that the entire international community is implicated “in one way... Read more

Internally displaced children at the Sharia Al Haman Hope Refugee Camp in Dohuk, Iraq, March 2015.

Grim numbers from Iraq: thousands of civilians suffer death, displacement, slavery

A new United Nations report has tried to count the civilian toll of continuing conflict in Iraq, largely at the... Read more