For twenty years now, an Anglo-Egyptian foundation has been working to preserve and restore one of the most prestigious collections of ancient manuscripts, which contain Christian texts of exceptional historical value that were secretly preserved for centuries.
In Somalia’s complex context, a very small Christian community continues to live notwithstanding the various difficulties and challenges.
The Permanent Representative of the Holy See to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe underscores the traits of authentic democracy and urges States to include the participation of citizens in legislative initiatives, including religious and faith communities.
The UN Childrens’ Fund (UNICEF), WHO, and GAVI – the Vaccine Alliance, launch Immunization Agenda 2030 (IA2030) to respond to gaps in vaccination coverage across the globe. Currently, 60 lifesaving campaigns have been postponed in 50 countries due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Pope Francis highlights the need for solidarity in the face of the challenges brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic in a message to the participants of the 27th Ibero-American Summit taking place on 21 April.
Judge Mohamed Abdel Salam recently presented a copy of his book to the Pope, in which he chronicles the process undertaken by Pope Francis and Grand Imam Ahmed El-Tayeb in crafting the Document on Human Fraternity, signed in February 2019 in Abu Dhabi.
The UN children agency releases a new report on the looming debt crisis facing many poorer nations, and says 1 in 8 countries spend more servicing their debt than on social services.
Pope Francis has appointed a new Apostolic Nuncio in Papua New Guinea, and named new Bishops for Dioceses in Uganda and Nigeria.
Cardinal Charles Bo of Yangon Archdiocese reflects on Myanmar’s ongoing difficult times marked with violent protests in his Easter message for this year. He calls for peace, non-violence and the reinstatement of democratic rule in the light of the hope brought about by Our Lord’s resurrection at Easter.
Pope Francis highlights the importance of joint, concerted efforts to fight the global phenomena of climate change and poverty during an online forum on Biodiversity organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.
The Migrants and Refugees Section and the Integral Ecology Sector of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development have jointly produced a booklet entitled “Pastoral Orientations on Climate Displaced Persons,”...
The UN health agency says it needs 10 million doses of vaccine to help 20 poor countries start their Covid-19 vaccination programme.
UNICEF highlights the damaging impact of total or partial school closures on the education of children in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. The UN agency says the Latin American and Caribbean region is experiencing a crisis that has left 114 million children unable to return to in-person learning in classrooms.
Archaeologists have unearthed fragments of a 1,900-year-old Biblical scroll in Israel, in what experts are calling the most important discovery in the last 60 years.
In a landmark ruling, a Malaysian High Court has overturned a government ban on the use of “Allah” by non-Muslims, saying it conflicted with the constitutional rights of religious freedom.
The Higher Committee of Human Fraternity (HCHF) hosts its first-ever Women’s Virtual Forum this week, featuring powerhouse female leaders, experts, and activists.
Government officials confirm the release of over 300 schoolgirls taken by armed men on Friday in northern Nigeria. This is the second time in less than week that unidentified gunmen have kidnapped and released schoolchildren.
As Pope Francis prayed for peace, forgiveness and rebirth in the ravaged northern Iraqi city of Mosul, the United Nations Education and Culture Organization’s director in Iraq speaks of how reconstruction is going ahead in a spirit of fraternity.
Amid the ruins in Mosul, Pope Francis prays for the victims of war in Iraq and in the whole of the Middle East.
At the start of the third day of his papal visit to Iraq, Pope Francis travels to the city of Erbil where he met with the President and the Prime Minister of the autonomous region of Iraqi Kurdistan. The Pope's itinerary for Sunday include visits to Mosul and Qaraqosh.
In a tweet on Saturday, Iraq's Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi announces that 6 March will become a "National Day of Tolerance and Coexistence" in Iraq. The announcement came after Pope Francis' meeting with Grand Ayatollah Ali Al-Sistani, which Cardinal Miguel Ayuso has praised as an historic encounter.
On the 10th anniversary of the assassination of Shahbaz Bhatti of Pakistan, Paul Bhatti recalls the values to which his brother dedicated his life.
A host of Catholic organizations renew calls for rich nations to cancel debt and offer financial support for developing nations as they struggle with massive debt loads during the Covid-19 pandemic.
European Bishops have emphasized the importance of the protection of care of all life in a letter to the President of the European Parliament in the wake of a recent resolution on abortion in Poland.
UNICEF secures the commitment of several international airline companies for the transportation of Covid-19 vaccines, in order to ensure equitable access to nations around the world.
The young American poet, who captivated the US with her poem recited at President Joseph Biden's inauguration ceremony, shares her thoughts on the importance of education, the power of poetry, and the movements launched by the dedication of young women,...
Safer Internet Day (SID) began as an initiative of the European Union 17 years ago. It is observed today in at least 170 countries of the world.
TRIPOLI (AA): Libya’s High Council of State and Libyan politicians welcomed recent political developments Friday as the North African country elected an interim president and prime minister to govern the country until elections in December.
JERUSALEM (AA): Mass protests erupted late Tuesday in four Arab cities in Israel over the killing of two people by police in the northern city of Tamra.
The winners of the 2021 Zayed Award for Human Fraternity were announced on Wednesday: Latifah Ibn Ziaten, Founder of Imad Association for Youth and Peace who lost her son to an act of terrorism who transformed her sorrow into reaching out to young people and António Guterres,...
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