Holy See representative to UN in Geneva says exclusion of people on the move “a glaring contradiction that stems from placing economic interests over the interests of the human person”
Manos Unidas sounds alarm on “shadow pandemic” on International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
Pontiff says he shares in suffering for the at least six children “barbarically killed” in an attack on a school. “May God enlighten hearts” to bring peace and silence weapons, he prays
“Not to recognise the human person as the image of God is a sacrilege, an abomination, the worst offence”, alerts Francis
Migrants are suffering from “the predominance of economic interests
over the human person”, denounces Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the UN in Geneva Ivan Jurkovič
“Poverty, decadence and suffering in one part of the earth are a breeding ground for problems that will end up affecting the entire planet”, warns Francis
From being a humanitarian superpower, Sweden has now become a brutal country for numerous unaccompanied minors who since 2015 are waiting for justice and a dignified life to start.
As a Catholic lay leader I am often confronted and challenged because I support Biden for president.
Despite the world’s educational system taking a battering in the COVID-19 pandemic with distance learning, the Vatican has reaffirmed the direct and interpersonal relationship of exchange and dialogue between teachers and students as indispensable for the learning process.
10,000 Swedes are demanding permanent residency permits for unaccompanied migrant children who have been in the country for more than a year.
In his catechesis today at the General Audience, Pope Francis deplored this “sick” economy, “the fruit of unequal growth that disregards fundamental human values”.
According to Caritas Internationalis, the number of people falling prey to human trafficking has increased to a “worrying” level due to coronavirus lockdown measures.
“In a world where everyone wants to be right, there’s no more room for listening”, Pope Francis has lamented in the third video released by the Vatican Migrants and Refugees Section ahead of the World Day of Migrants and Refugees.
The International Union of Superiors General (UISG) hosted the third in a four-part safeguarding from abuse webinar on Tuesday. Guest speaker Dr Gabriel Dy-Liacco treated the topic on Victomology and the Relational Safety Model.
At 4 in the morning on Tuesday 30 June, Don Pietro Ganapini, for 59 years a Fidei Donum missionary in Madagascar, died.
Pope Francis has donated 35 ventilators in recent weeks to various countries, especially those with poor health care systems, as a gesture of his closeness and support in their fight against the COVID-19 virus.
Giulia Cicoli is the co-founder and programs director of Still I Rise, an NGO that provides education and protection to vulnerable child and adolescent refugees in Italy, Greece, Turkey, Syria, Kenya and Mexico.
On the World Day Against Child Labour today, June 12, Pope Francis has reiterated his call to authorities “to spare no effort to protect minors”.
A nun has deounced the culture in the Church that has “continually failed” to address the “soul murder” of child abuse.
“We are all responsible” for child labour, Pope Francis warned this morning in the General Audience, launching an appeal ahead of the world day against this scourge June 12 that institutions “protect minors” by “filling the economic and social gaps” that see them fall into “slavery and confinement”.
Church groups including Caritas Europa and the Salesians of Don Bosco have joined a call to EU institutions for “ambitious” measures to lift 110 million people out of the risk of poverty.
On the occasion of the International Day of Families, Caritas Europa calls on the EU to prioritise the creation of the Child Guarantee and to back it with sufficient funds.
The Vatican education ‘ministry’ has lamented that the digital divide – the gulf between those who have ready access to computers and the Internet, and those who do not – is keeping some children from learning during the coronavirus pandemic.
Half of all young Swedish Christians are “humiliated or hurt” for their faith, a new report commissioned by the Churches has found.
“I Bambini sono speranza” (“Children are hope”) is the title of a just published children’s book composed of brief and simple texts by Pope Francis that encourage sharing, acceptance and love.
Pope Francis on Friday stressed the need for “a broad educational covenant aimed at forming mature persons capable of mending the fabric of human relationships and creating a more fraternal world”.