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Newly-appointed President of the Economic Community of West African State (ECOWAS) Marcel Alain de Souza of Benin takes part in the organisation's 49t

Newly-appointed President of the Economic Community of West African State (ECOWAS) Marcel Alain de Souza of Benin takes part in the organisation's 49th session in Dakar, Senegal, on June 4, 2016.

West African leaders mull regional terrorist force

05/06/2016 12:52

West African leaders discuss setting up anti-extremist force

 

Fr. Seamus Finn, Board Chairman of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, spoke about the practical application of Laudato Si'

Fr. Seamus Finn, Board Chairman of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, spoke about the practical application of Pope Francis' encyclical Laudato Si' in the global economy

Faith-conscious investing responds to Pope's challenges to global economy

13/05/2016 10:06

One way of putting into practice Pope Francis’ challenges to our economic system is investment in local infrastructure projects. Fr. Seamus Finn, OMI, of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, spoke about how the Pope’s challenges to the global economy have been put into practice

The Greek parliament debating a new austerity bill.

The Greek parliament debating a new austerity bill.

Greek parliament passes austerity package

09/05/2016 11:58

Greece’s Parliament has narrowly endorsed a fresh austerity package designed to unlock more bailout funds and keep the country in the good graces of its creditors – but over serious street protests.

People cue to try to buy basic food items outside a supermarket in Caracas, Venezuela

People cue to try to buy basic food items outside a supermarket in Caracas, Venezuela

Pope Francis writes letter to Venezuelan President Maduro

02/05/2016 16:50

Pope Francis has written a letter to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in reference to the situation in the country. The chief of the Vatican Press Office, Father Federico Lombardi sj confirmed the news on Monday.

 

In his homily at Mass at the Casa Santa Marta 5 April 2016, Pope Francis invites reflection on the shared values of early Christian communities

In his homily at Mass at the Casa Santa Marta 5 April 2016, Pope Francis invites reflection on the shared values of early Christian communities

Pope Francis: Christian harmony vs contrived tranquility

05/04/2016 13:08

A Christian community that lives in "harmony" is fruit of the Holy Spirit and should not be confused with "tranquility,"a hypocritical whitewashing of its contrasts and divisions. That’s the message conveyed by Pope Francis during his homily at morning Mass celebrated in the Casa Santa Marta.

US White House press secretary Josh Earnest hailed the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) which 12 Asia-Pacific nations are set to sign in New Zealand

US White House press secretary Josh Earnest hailed the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) which 12 Asia-Pacific nations are set to sign in New Zealand

Asia-Pacific nations set to sign Trans-Pacific Partnership in New Zealand

03/02/2016 08:53

Trade Ministers from twelve Asia-Pacific nations are set to sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership in Auckland, New Zealand. The White House has advocated for the deal, saying it has clear economic benefits

The WCC and three UN agencies call for coordinated action on Europe's migrant crisis

The World Council of Churches and three UN agencies call for coordinated action on Europe's migrant crisis

WCC and UN call for coordinated response to migrant crisis

22/01/2016 16:52

World Council of Churches General Secretary, Rev Olav Fykse Tveit talks about the migration crisis which is dominating discussions at the World Economic Forum in Davos this week

Pope Francis sends message to business leaders at World Economic Forum in Davos

Pope Francis sends message to business leaders at World Economic Forum in Davos

Pope to World Economic Forum: 'Do not forget the poor!'

20/01/2016 16:30

Pope Francis has urged leaders of the world’s rich nations not to forget the poor. His appeal came in a message addressed to participants attending the World Economic Forum gathered for its annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland.