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An image provided by the North Korean government of an intercontinental ballistic missile

An image provided by the North Korean government of an intercontinental ballistic missile

Pope Francis appeals for nuclear disarmament and climate change action

10/12/2017 14:04

Pope Francis on Sunday said he is close to the families of missing fishermen in India in the wake of Cyclone Okhi, he appealed for nuclear disarmament and action to mitigate climate change. His words came after the recitation of the Angelus Prayer in St. Peter’s Square.

Pope and The Elders

Pope Francis meets at the Casa Santa Marta with members of 'The Elders', who are marking the 10th anniversary of their foundation by Nelson Mandela

Pope Francis meets 'The Elders' to discuss global concerns

06/11/2017 19:14

Listen to the first part of our exclusive interview with former UN leader Kofi Annan and former Irish President Mary Robinson, two members of The Elders' group of global leaders, following their papal audience on Monday

Jesuit St. Peter Claver, who ministered to Afro-American slaves in Cartagena, Colombia, in the 17th century.

Jesuit St. Peter Claver, who ministered to Afro-American slaves in Cartagena, Colombia, in the 17th century.

Jesuits and Colombia's peace and reconciliation process

09/09/2017 14:47

Jesuit Father Mauricio Garcia Duran of JRS spoke to Linda Bordoni about the importance of human rights in the peace and reconciliation process in Colombia.  

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte delivered his second state of the nation address Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines, Monday July 24, 2017.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte delivered his second state of the nation address Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines, Monday July 24, 2017.

Bishops against Duterte's plan to scrap Philippine rights body

28/07/2017 16:01

Duterte said he wants to abolish the Philippines’ Commission on Human Rights (CHR), which has been critical of his ‎brutal war on drugs‎. 

 

India's government bans the sale of cows and buffaloes for slaughter.

India's government bans the sale of cows and buffaloes for slaughter.

Protests breakout after India bans cattle slaughter

01/06/2017 14:07

The Church leaders in India say the Government’s ban on sale of cattle for slaughter across the country is a violation of human rights.

 

Refugee children in Greece returning from school

Syrian children come home from a local greek school.

The battle for children's rights continues

20/04/2017 12:57

People around the world were shocked to see horrific images of children who drowned in the attempt to flee conflict or were victims of the chemical bombing in Syria. Tragic events such as these remind us of the importance to protect children from harm, whatever the cause may be.