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Asma Jahangir addresses during the ECOSOC High-Level Segment.

Bishops back Pakistan activist after death threat fears

The Catholic bishops of Pakistan are giving their “full solidarity and support” to Asma Jahangir, a human rights advocate in... Read more

Rep. Chris Smith of New Jersey welcomes Chen Guangcheng to the United States.

Chen arrives in US as family, friends remain vulnerable in China

Chinese pro-life advocate Chen Guangcheng and his family have arrived safely in the United States, but reports indicate that his... Read more

Rep. Chris Smith listens to testimony during the May 15, 2012 hearing on the plight of Chen Guangcheng.

Witnesses warn of retribution against Chen Guangcheng’s family, friends

A hearing before a U.S. House subcommittee on human rights discussed the current status of blind pro-life activist Chen Guangcheng,... Read more

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Families reject 'academy of prostitution' in Spain

The World Congress of Families condemned a “heartless” group which they believe is taking advantage of Spain's economic crisis in... Read more

Cardinal Peter K.A. Turkson, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace listens as Aux Bishop Patrick Lynch of Southwark, England speaks.

Victim of human trafficking praises Vatican conference

A young English woman who was forced into a life of prostitution by a human trafficker lauded the Vatican for... Read more