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Holy See urges UN to ban nuclear weapons, work towards peace

Citing Pope Francis' recent words on avoiding war and promoting peaceful coexistence between nations, the Holy See addressed the United... Read more

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What the Holy See told the UN about outer space

When the United Nations met on Monday to discuss the peaceful uses of outer space, the Holy See chimed in... Read more

Pope Francis addresses interreligious leaders in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Jan. 13, 2015.

'Genuine religious faith' is a force against terrorist savagery, Holy See tells UN

The papal nuncio to the United Nations on Wednesday stressed the religious rejection of the “utter savagery” of terrorism and... Read more

Poverty, environment, economy – it's all about the human person, Holy See tells UN

Global efforts to fight poverty, protect the environment and make decisions about the economy must all be connected by the... Read more

Pope Francis speaks to the United Nations General Assembly in New York City, Sept. 25, 2015.

How the Pope used the environment to preach to the UN

Pope Francis’ appeal to the United Nations General Assembly to care for both the environment and the human person was... Read more

Pope Francis' historic address to the U.N. in New York City on Sept. 25, 2015.

Leave ideology behind and care for the human person, Pope tells UN

On Friday Pope Francis told members of the United Nations that there is no room for “ideological colonization” in their... Read more

Pope Francis greets a United Nations peacekeeper from Argentina at the Vatican's Paul VI Hall, Aug. 5, 2015.

Previewing the Pope at the United Nations: a call to abandon no one

In his much anticipated speech at the United Nations headquarters on Friday, Pope Francis will likely call on the countries... Read more

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UN development goals for 'reproductive health' likely to increase abortions worldwide

The United Nations’ global development goals for the next 15 years still contain language that is all but certain to... Read more

Pope Francis speaks at the climate change and modern slavery meeting in Rome, Italy on June 21, 2015.

What Pope Francis might be planning to tell the UN in New York

At a meeting with U.S. mayors at the Vatican this week, Pope Francis hinted at themes he could discuss with... Read more

Vatican official says 'it's time to act' on protecting the environment

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican’s Secretary of State, has expressed his hope that Pope Francis’ recent environmental encyclical will have... Read more

UN flag outside the United Nations headquarters in New York.

New UN agenda could enable massive global expansion of abortion

A massive, well-funded push to increase access to abortion worldwide could be underway at the United Nations, and according to... Read more

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Want women's equality? Don't downplay 'feminine genius,' Holy See tells UN

The recognition of women’s special and integral role in human progress cannot overlook the dignity of women as wives, mothers... Read more

Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the UN in Geneva, speaking Aug. 25, 2014.

Use of force is a last resort against Islamic State – Vatican diplomat

By presenting a joint statement to the United Nations’ Human Rights Council to support Christians and other communities in the... Read more

Refugees who have fled from ISIS and arrived in Ankawa, in the northern part of Erbil, Iraq.

For Middle East Christians, UN indifference is deadly

Inaction on the part of the United Nations and international community toward the brutality of ISIS has drawn criticism from... Read more

United Nations Headquarters in New York City.

Paraguay archbishop to UN: stop pushing abortion, gay marriage

Archbishop Edmundo Valenzeula of Asuncion, Paraguay is demanding that U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon – who is visiting the... Read more

Pope Francis addresses the European Parliament in Strasbourg, Nov. 25, 2014.

Francis likely to bring up poverty in his expected UN visit in New York

According to the Vatican's Observer to the United Nations, Pope Francis is likely to address the issue of poverty before... Read more

A young Syrian refugee at school in Ramtha, Jordan on Oct. 27, 2014.

Catastrophe ahead? UN halts Syrian refugee food program

With winter approaching, Congress must act to help Syrian refugees whose basic needs are threatened by the U.N. suspension of... Read more

 Pope Francis addresses the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) at their headquarters in Rome on Nov. 20, 2014.

Few topics are more manipulated than hunger, Pope tells UN

Pope Francis on Thursday condemned the excessive consumption and misuse of food, saying that often the statistics surrounding the topic... Read more

Carina Nebula, NGC 3324.

Holy See to UN: Share the riches of outer space

The exploration of outer space can deepen our faith in God and our understanding of the world, and its benefits... Read more