For more than 70 years, the popes and Catholic leaders around the globe have echoed the judgment that the nuclear bomb as “the most terrible weapon that the human mind has ever conceived.”
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence criticized the United Nations’ efforts to help persecuted Christians in the Middle East in a speech Oct. 25.
Speakers at a Sept. 11 prayer service on the eve of the opening of the 72nd session of the U.N. General Assembly said the memory of the vibrant lives of the diverse workers at the World Trade Center towers that day 16 years ago and the selfless heroism of those who came to their aid are reflected in the daily challenges of those who strive for unity, tolerance and compassion.
Conflict and drought are threatening more than 20 million people in four countries with the prospect of famine, and the U.N. has called this food crisis the largest humanitarian crisis since the world body was formed more than 70 years ago.
The passage of a United Nations treaty banning the possession of nuclear weapons comes at a time when the majority of world’s nations are frustrated with the slow pace of nuclear disarmament. The final tally saw 122 nations voting for the ban.
Archbishop Bernardito Auza, the Vatican’s permanent observer to the United Nations, called on all nations to recognize the responsibility to care for and share water because it is a life-sustaining resource.
The U.N. Security Council has brought new attention to a 20-year-old treaty that would ban nuclear weapons testing, but still has not gone into effect.
Catholics must focus “on the moral teachings of the church that will help us build a vibrant public square,” said Auxiliary Bishop Eusebio Elizondo of Seattle.
UNITED NATIONS (CNS) — Human trafficking is a $150 billion annual business that affects every country on earth and its eradication requires both traditional and atypical partnerships, speakers at an April 7 United Nations conference said. The Holy See mission to the United Nations and the Santa Marta Group co-sponsored the forum in which more […]
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (CNS) — Heroin and painkillers plague the streets of U.S. cities and small towns. Mexican drug cartels have turned swaths of that country into battle zones. In South Africa, young people are getting hooked on a drug made from a medication meant to fight HIV. Around the globe, a worldwide addiction […]
During floor debate March 28 at the United Nations on women, peace and security, the Vatican’s U.N. nuncio said women have gifts to share in building peace. “Women are drivers of development and human flourishing in multiple fields: in the family and faith communities, in sociocultural initiatives and humanitarian efforts, in education and health care, […]