“Capital has to serve the people and not vice versa!”, a German priest known for his anti-slavery activism in slaughterhouses has declared.
The document that has just been published by the Church in Malta, entitled One Church. One Journey. A Process of Ecclesial Renewal 2020-2024, underlines a strong commitment to the promotion of human life and dignity.
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.
“The way we treat women’s bodies reveals our level of humanity”, Pope Francis has pleaded today on End Sexual Violence in Conflict Day.
Archbishop Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič, Permanent Observer of the Vatican to the UN and Other International Organizations in Geneva, delivered a statement on behalf of the Holy See on Thursday during the 43rd Session of the Human Rights Council.
A German priest is blaming “slave drivers” for the 600 COVID-19 positives that have been registered in a slaughterhouse with 1,000 workers.
The Vincentian Family, a worldwide Catholic movement made up of more than four million believers and more than 160 ecclesial institutions which has served the most needy in our world for more than four centuries, has condemned the “very serious sin” of racism, stating unequivocally that discrimination is “the complete opposite of faith”.
Spanish Jesuits are offering the chance to make a difference in the world with their online social justice platform.
The annual COMECE-CCEE Presidencies meeting was held on Wednesday, 3 June 2020 with a special focus on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The EU Bishops of COMECE have joined their Ukrainian counterparts in condemning the “deplorable” practice of surrogate motherhood.
Cardinal Reinhard Marx has criticised those in the Church who “push a relationship of pure obedience to God”, lamenting that they “do not really integrate the idea of freedom into their faith”.
In an OSCE event on intolerance, the Vatican has complained of “de facto discriminatory treatment” of Christians during COVID-19.
German Benedictines have come to the rescue of exploited slaughterhouse workers infected with COVID-19.
From the Pope down, the Church in Italy is continuing to push hard for the mass regularisation of migrant workers it says are “deprived of all rights”.
A German priest has said that “modern slavery” is to blame for COVID-19 outbreaks in slaughterhouses in the country.
We are concerned that several states are using the COVID-19 crisis as a pretext to suspend the human rights of displaced people.
A French traditionalist abbot has resorted to fearmongering on the universal basic income (UBI), saying it would lead to an “apocalypse”.
A Franciscan expert is warning of a “dystopia” if society delegates to contact tracing apps its response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
COMECE, the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union, welcomes the statement recently released by the European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies (EGE), calling the EU and its Member States to be vigilant on the “necessity and proportionality of any policy and technological intervention that – taken in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic – suspends, even temporarily, fundamental rights”.
The European Bishops have joined a warning against the imposition of “new normal of eroded rights and liberties” after the COVID-19 pandemic subsides.
What will “the day after” this pandemic be like? What will change in our countries and in our lives?
Church reform group “Noi Siamo Chiesa” (We Are Church Italy) has presented its reflections on the coronavirus pandemic.
The Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development is pleased to announce the publication of ‘Aqua fons vitae. Orientations on Water’.
“There are over 260 million migrant women in the world. Travelers and witnesses of hope, strength, the ability to want to change the world”.
The Greek Church has deplored a migrant pincer on that country’s border with Turkey as Catholic support for the refugees caught in the trap floods in from all over Europe.
Tech giants IBM and Microsoft today joined the Vatican in calling for greater regulation of facial recognition technology and “algorithmic conditioning” as they jointly signed a document prepared by the Pontifical Academy for Life and known as the ‘Rome Call for AI Ethics’.
An Irish Church development organisation has denounced that disasters stemming from climate change kill 14 times more women than men.