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Pope Francis in Korea

Pope Francis in Korea

Korea marks 70 years of diplomatic relations with the Holy See

24/05/2017 12:05

Korea and the Holy See celebrate 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations in 2017: in particular, the commemoration of the sending of the first permanent Apostolic Delegate of the Holy See in Korea.

 

Pope Francis at a refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos

Pope Francis shakes the hand of a child at a refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos in April 2016

Vatican at UN: Don't let fear prevail in tackling migrant crisis

22/05/2017 19:33

Jesuit Father Michael Czerny, Undersecretary of the Vatican’s new department for Integral Human Development, tells an event at the United Nations in New York that "it’s essential to use “adequate tools of analysis, rather than letting fear and self-interest prevail” in tackling the migrant crisis

 

Pope Francis with Myanmar leaders

Pope Francis with Myanmar leaders

Myanmar Church welcomes diplomatic relations with the Holy See

04/05/2017 16:00

Bishop John Hsane Hgyi, of Pathein diocese of Myanmar has expressed joy over the joint agreement between the Holy See and Myanmar of establishing diplomatic relations, a decision he says is for the positive evolution and for the steps towards change. 

 

Indigenous leaders from all over Brazil set a camp at the Ministries Esplanade in Brasilia, Brazil

Indigenous leaders from all over Brazil set a camp at the Ministries Esplanade in Brasilia, Brazil

Holy See calls for ‘true development’ of indigenous peoples

25/04/2017 09:43

 The Holy See's Apostolic Nuncio to the UN, Archbishop Bernardito Auza, has called for governments to promote the “true development” of indigenous peoples, especially in “the harmonization of their right to cultural and social development alongside economic development”.

 

Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič, Vatican representative to the United Nations in Geneva

Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič, Vatican representative to the United Nations in Geneva

Holy See: 'Universal access to medicines is moral obligation'

11/03/2017 12:44

Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič, Vatican representative to the United Nations in Geneva, on Friday addressed the Human Rights Council on the 'moral obligation' of universal access to medicines.

 

Msgr. Janusz Urbańczyk addresses the OSCE

Msgr. Janusz Urbańczyk addresses the OSCE

Holy See calls for responsibility to accompany media freedom

10/03/2017 14:51

The Holy See’s representative to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Msgr. Janusz S. Urbańczyk, on Thursday said freedom of the media requires ‘great responsibility’.

 

Headquarters of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)

Headquarters of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)

Msg. Urbańczyk speaks to OSCE about gender equality in military

08/03/2017 14:48

Monsignor Janusz S. Urbańczyk, the Holy See's Permanent Representative to the OSCE, on Wednesday spoke about gender equality in the military at a meeting of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.

 

Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič at the United Nations in Geneva

Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič at the United Nations in Geneva

Holy See calls for respect of religious freedom

08/03/2017 12:35

Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič spoke to a high-level side event on Tuesday at the UN on interreligious peace and stability, calling on participants to recognize religious freedom as a fundamental human right.