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The United Nations flag flies outside UN Headquarters, September 20, 2011.

United Nations' report on Vatican sparks backlash in US

U.S. Catholic leaders criticized a United Nations committee report for trying to impose secular moral views and failing to acknowledge... Read more

St. Peter's Square.

Vatican official slams 'negative approach' of UN report

In wake of the U.N. Committee on the Rights of the Child criticizing Vatican policies and calling for the Church... Read more

United Nations Headquarters in New York City.

Thousands defend Holy See's UN status against attacks

Catholics have joined with members of other faiths to support the Holy See's permanent observer status at the United Nations,... Read more

Archbishop Silvano Tomasi at the Pontifical North American College on March 8, 2012.

Protecting children is Church priority, Vatican officials tell UN

Violence against children and child exploitation are “crimes” and Pope Francis is working to protect children from the “scourge” of... Read more

Archbishop Dominique Mamberti, Secretary for Relations with States of the Holy See, addresses the UN General Assembly.

Vatican diplomat renews call for nuclear disarmament

A top Vatican diplomat has reaffirmed the Holy See’s support for nuclear disarmament, warning that dedication to continued research into... Read more

United Nations Headquarters in New York City.

Seminar at UN to push for pro-life, pro-family development efforts

A U.S. religious liberty group and a Mexican development organization are holding a seminar at the United Nations to advocate... Read more

Security Council members vote during a session on April 25, 2013.

Archbishop denounces sexual violence in war

The Holy See’s apostolic nuncio to the United Nations has called for more action to prevent “heinous acts” of sexual... Read more

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.

Human rights include religious freedom, commission says

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom has asked Secretary of State John Kerry to focus on religious liberty as... Read more


UN harshly criticized for pushing abortion in Peru

Health and legal experts throughout Peru are denouncing a recent recommendation by the U.N. Human Rights Commission that the nation... Read more