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Members of the Venezuelan opposition take cover behind plastic roadblocks during anti-government protests in Caracas

Members of the Venezuelan opposition take cover behind plastic roadblocks during anti-government protests in Caracas

Venezuela crisis: Abp Auza calls for negotiations between sides

24/06/2017 18:50

The Holy See' Representative to the United Nations in New York is calling on leaders of both sides of the political divide to mediate face to face at a negotiations table to find a way out of the country's deepening enveloping crisis.  

The relatively high levels of fertility in developing countries ‎are spurring world population growth.

The relatively high levels of fertility in developing countries ‎are spurring world population growth.

World population to reach 9.8 billion in 2050 - UN

22/06/2017 15:45

Despite overall lesser number of children, the growth will by spurred by the relatively high levels of fertility in developing countries, says UN.

 

Archbishop Ivan Jurkovic, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the UN in Geneva

Archbishop Ivan Jurkovic, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the UN in Geneva

Holy See appeals for end to attacks on civilians in Congo

22/06/2017 11:01

The Holy See has expressed its concern for “the grave, widespread, and apparently planned attacks against the civilian population, religious institutions, and faith based organizations” in the Democratic Republic of Congo, especially in the Kasai region

 

Fr. Michael Czerny (R), Undersecretary of the Migrants and Refugees Section of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development

Fr. Michael Czerny (R), Undersecretary of the Migrants and Refugees Section of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development

Holy See: ‘Expand legal avenues for refugees to combat traffickers’

19/06/2017 15:59

The Holy See has called for international cooperation to facilitate safe and legal migration ahead of World Refugee Day. Fr. Michael Czerny told the United Nations in Geneva that legal migration and international cooperation is the correct approach to the world’s refugee crisis

 

A migrant child sits on the deck of a NGO ship as it arrives with migrants on board in Italy

A migrant child sits on the deck of a NGO ship as it arrives with migrants on board in Italy

Holy See denounces detention of migrant children

12/06/2017 11:20

The Holy See, in the person of Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič, has called on the international community to protect the rights of unaccompanied migrant children and to consider them primarily as children rather than as migrants

 

Cardinal Peter Turkson spoke at The Ocean Conference held by the UN in New York

Cardinal Peter Turkson spoke at The Ocean Conference held by the UN in New York

Card Turkson at UN calls for protection of oceans

08/06/2017 09:39

Cardinal Peter Turkson has called for more attention and protection of Earth’s seas and oceans in remarks to a United Nations panel on the need to “Conserve and Sustainably Use the Oceans, Seas, and Marine Resources for Sustainable Development”

 

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

 

Afghan refugee children and families are shown samples of bombs and mines.

Afghan refugee children and families are shown samples of bombs and mines.

UN: Afghanistan war tolls more children

17/05/2017 11:30

Between 1 January and 30 April 2017, UNAMA recorded 283 child deaths, a 21 per cent ‎increase compared with the same period in 2016.