This week, Catholic Bishops in South Sudan paid a solidarity visit to President Salva Kiir Mayardit.
In a new report, FAO and WFP warn that fighting, red tape and lack of funding are blocking famine relief efforts, leading to worsening acute food insecurity in the world.
Pope Francis joins religious organizations and world leaders in calling for an end to the scourge of human trafficking on the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons.
The Pan-Amazonian Ecclesial Network (REPAM) publishes its weekly map of pandemic incidence rates in Pan-Amazonia as the death toll reaches 100,000 people. The report stresses that more vaccines and more immunisation is needed to fight the virus.
70 years from the landmark UN Refugee Convention, the number of refugees in the world are the highest ever seen. A UNHCR Representative talks about the lasting value of the Convention.
Catholic Bishops in France say that comparing the new COVID-19 health pass to the Holocaust shows a "serious confusion of ideas”.
The UN Food Systems Pre-Summit in Rome aims to prepare the ground for a New York event that will provide solutions and kick-start action to combat global food insecurity and injustice.
The Olympics Games got underway in Tokyo on Friday celebrating the world's best athletes set to compete amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Talitha Kum, the global anti-trafficking network of Consecrated Life Against Trafficking in Persons, launches a new campaign focused on a care-centered model to break the cycle of human trafficking.
UNICEF highlights the increased vulnerability of children left without parental care due to challenges brought about by the pandemic and the massive Covid-19 global death toll.
Shortfalls in global routine vaccination efforts due to the Covid-19 pandemic move international agencies to raise concerns about the growing risk of the resurgence of vaccine-preventable childhood illnesses.
The UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders says the custodial death of the indigenous rights activist is devastating.
The United Nations' Refugee Agency releases a statement on Yemen, warning that as the humanitarian crisis continues, women and children make up three quarters of the four million people forced from their homes, putting them at greater risk.
The first ever International Religious Summit takes place in Washington, DC, with the support of the US Catholic Bishops' Conference.
The number of people affected by chronic hunger in 2020, rose by more than in the previous five years combined. This was largely due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Archbishop of Chicago shines the light on the role of religion in America’s political system. His reflections come in a review of the 19th century book “Democracy in America” by Alexis De Tocqueville.
South Sudan marks 10 years of independence on Friday. Years of fighting and a deteriorating humanitarian crisis are endangering development and the budding peace process in the northeast African nation.
Interview with EBU’s director general on the challenges for public service media in the pandemic era. For the leader of the European Broadcasting Union, good journalism is under threat on many fronts but can survive the crossfire and even thrive.
The Higher Committee of Human Fraternity has opened nominations for the 2022 Zayed Award for Human Fraternity, to recognize those who work to promote human progress and peaceful coexistence.
More than thirty NGO’s are calling on EU countries to form a coalition to relocate refugees and asylum seekers.
As US President Joe Biden meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the World Council of Churches expresses its prayerful wishes that the meeting might give “signs of hope” to the post-pandemic world.
US bishops renew their call for a “humane and comprehensive” immigration reform that respects the rule of law, addresses the root causes of migration, and simultaneously protects those forced to migrate.
Group of Seven rich nations of the world kicked off its 3-day summit in the small village of Carbis Bay in Cornwall, UK. The global recovery from the pandemic is high on the agenda.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said the G7 summit of the world’s most advanced economies is a chance to learn lessons from the Covid-19 pandemic and ensure they do not repeat the errors made during it.
Catholic Bishops in Eritrea say that the Church is not in competition with the State by running health and educational services.
Child labour worldwide rises to 160 million – the first increase in two decades.
The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration will kick off on World Environment Day, June 5. Pope Francis has been invited to deliver a message at a virtual event.
The Bishops of the United States are calling on American Catholics to pray during the upcoming week for religious freedom, held from 22 to 29 June.
The International Labour Organization’s (ILO) 2021 report on World Employment and Social Outlook includes concerning figures for the labour market. The recently-released report indicates that the planet would be 75 million jobs short at the end of the year compared to the situation if the pandemic had not occurred.
All Latin-rite Catholic churches in the Holy Land are set to hold a special collection to help Christians in the Gaza Strip recover from this month’s 11-day conflict.
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