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Pope Francis at the UN International Fund for Agricultural Development in Rome Feb. 14, 2019.

Pope Francis: 'Inequality is disastrous for the future of humanity'

Feb 15, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis spoke out about inequality, the environment, sustainable development and the elimination of poverty during his visit to the... Read more

Women's freedom not reliant on contraception, scholar says

Mar 14, 2014

By Adelaide Mena

Contraception has been promoted by the U.S. government as a tool for the expansion of freedom, especially for women, but... Read more

Father Joseph Otto of St. Theresa Parish in Magwi, Southern Sudan says hello to some children. Photo by Karen Kasmauski for CRS.

Churches critical to development of South Sudan, author says

Mar 6, 2014

By Adelaide Mena

With unique knowledge and solidarity with the people, churches play an essential role in helping cultural development in South Sudan,... Read more

Archbishop Francis A. Chullikatt, apostolic nuncio to the U.N., gives the keynote speech at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast.

Vatican rep at UN stresses family's role in development

Jun 21, 2013

By Adelaide Mena

Family, education and work are central to economic development, the Vatican's representative to the United Nations told an assembly preparing... Read more