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A Vatican conference calls for care and solidarity for people with rare and neglected diseases

A Vatican conference calls for care and solidarity for people with rare and neglected diseases

Vatican event supports people with rare and neglected diseases

07/11/2016 16:23

A Vatican conference this week aims to show solidarity for persons affected by rare diseases and highlight the plight of poor and vulnerable populations afflicted by neglected diseases, many of whom live in the most remote rural areas of the world.  

reaching out one's hands: a sign of dialogue

reaching out one's hands: a sign of dialogue

Taiwan conference: 'may Christian-Daoist' dialogue provide a beacon of light'

16/10/2016 19:29

The first International Conference on Christian – Daoist dialogue entitled “Seeking the Truth Together” has wrapped up in Taiwan with a final statement that emphasizes the need to seek together greater understanding and to engage in sincere dialogue at all levels.

 

Many victims of human trafficking are girls and women exploited  in the sex trade

Many victims of human trafficking are girls and women exploited in the sex trade

Nigeria Conference: Women religious in the forefront to fight trafficking

08/09/2016 12:48

As an important international Vatican-organized conference on human trafficking wrapped up this week in Nigeria, it becomes more and more obvious that women religious have increasingly become the protagonists in the fight against this global scourge.

Caritas Internationalis campaign against human trafficking

Caritas Internationalis campaign against human trafficking

Caritas Nigeria hosts int. event on human trafficking in Africa

02/09/2016 16:16

Responding to Pope Francis' reiterated call to combat modern slavery, Caritas Internationalis and the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People have organized a 3-day International Conference entitled 'Human Trafficking within and from Africa' in Abuja, Nigeria.

Pope Francis speaks to migrants on the island of Lampedusa

Pope Francis speaks to migrants on the island of Lampedusa

Migrants and refugees at the heart of Pope's new 'Motu Proprio'

31/08/2016 12:04

Pope Francis has created a new Dicastery to better minister to the needs of the men and women the Church is called to serve. The new “Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development” was instituted in a 'Motu Proprio' published on Wednesday in the Osservatore Romano

Cardinal Peter Turkson gave a keynote address on faith and development at World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden

Cardinal Peter Turkson gave a keynote address on faith and development at World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden

Card Turkson gives keynote address at World Water Week 2016

29/08/2016 16:00

Cardinal Peter Turkson, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, gave a keynote address for World Water Week on Monday, in which he examined the links between faith and development in the search to make drinkable water accessible to all people

 

A woman offers a prayer for victims of the 1945 atomic bombing, in front of a cenotaph at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima

A woman offers a prayer for victims of the 1945 atomic bombing, in front of a cenotaph at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima

Pontifical Council sends message for 71st anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

06/08/2016 09:31

The Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace has issued a message for the 71st anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan at the end of World War II. It was delivered by Fr. Michael Czerny on August 6