Nobel laureate: pandemic could undo progress in childrens rights

Kailash Satyarthi, India’s leading crusader against child slavery and child trafficking, fears that progress made against the scourges could roll back because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The US offers reward for capture of Colombian rebel leader

The US Government is posting a five million dollars reward for information leading to the capture of a National Liberation Army Leader, which is still fighting an insurgency against the Colombian Government, after more than fifty years.

Alison Davis: Suffering with Christ is greatest privilege in the world

Alison Davis lived the ideals proposed in "Samaritanus bonus," the Letter released by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith on the Catholic perspective for end of life issues and care.

Ladaria: Necessary teaching in light of legislation on euthanasia

In an interview with Vatican News, the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith says the letter “Samaritanus bonus” offers an integral approach to the human person, to suffering and illness, to caring for those in critical and terminal illnesses.

Parolin: UN still needed to respond to the hopes of the worlds people

At a virtual high-level meeting on September 21 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the world body, Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin reiterated the Holy See’s support for the United Nations.

Taking care of the sick, learning what it means to love

The Church’s teaching on the end of life is re-proposed in “Samaritanus bonus” (Good Samaritan) in pastoral tones: the person is to be taken care of and surrounded with affection until the end.

“Euthanasia is a crime against human life, incurable does not mean end of care”

“Samaritanus bonus” (The Good Shepherd), a newly published letter by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, approved by the Pope, reiterates the condemnation of any form of euthanasia and assisted suicide, and advocates support for families and healthcare workers.

DRC: Bishops General Secretary tips parliamentarians on servant leadership

With the Senate and the National Assembly (lower house) resuming sittings, DRC’s National Episcopal Conference of Congo (CENCO) General Secretary, Fr. Donatien Nshole, has urged parliamentarians to re-dedicate themselves as servants of the Congolese people.

EU and AU leaders urged to put people at heart of peace efforts

Caritas Africa and Caritas Europa urge EU and African leaders to adopt a new framework for EU-Africa relations

Canadian Bishops set to hold virtual Plenary Assembly

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Bishops of Canada are meeting virtually for their annual Plenary Assembly.

Order of Malta in Beirut: a heartbroken city in an ever-wounded country

As Lebanon continues to register an alarming rise in Covid-19 infections and deaths, a new lockdown would wreak even more poverty and suffering among the stricken population. The President of the Order of Malta in Lebanon says his fellow citizens are sick, hungry and in despair.

Caritas Internationalis appeals for end to conflict: Aspire to peace and harmony

As the International Day of Peace is observed across the globe this September 21, Caritas Internationalis calls for an end to war and violence all over the world.

Caritas Africa and Caritas Europa on the International Day of Peace 2020

On the occasion of the 29th International Day of Peace 2020, Caritas Africa and Caritas Europa call on European and African leaders to adopt a new framework for EU-Africa relations that puts people at the heart of peace and security efforts.

Pope: each one is beautiful to God who loves us

Pope Francis on Monday received in the Vatican a group of children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), who are being treated at a clinic in St. Polten, Austria. He thanked all for the wonderful work for the youngsters.

Washington reinstating virtually all the U.N. sanctions on Iran

Washington says it is reinstating virtually all the U.N. sanctions on Iran, including an arms embargo.

Pope at Angelus: God calls everyone, and calls always

At the Angelus on Sunday, Pope Francis reflects on the parable of the workers in the vineyard, heard in the day’s Gospel.

Nigerian Bishops against financial inducements for terrorists

Catholic Bishops of the Kaduna Ecclesiastical Province in Nigeria have sounded the alarm against financial inducement for perpetrators of criminal activities in the region.

Vatican Museums: Beauty that Unites! 68

Beauty creates communion. It unites onlookers from a distance, uniting past, present and future. Pope Francis has recalled this on a number of occasions. The Church has always translated the universality of the Good News into the language of art. From this premise, this dramatic moment in history characterized by uncertainty and isolation, gives rise to this initiative which is a partnership between the Vatican Museum and Vatican News: Masterpieces from the Vatican Collection accompanied by comments from the words of the Popes.

Europe racing to limit second wave of coronavirus infections

Europe is racing to contain rising coronavirus infections amid concerns they could lead to more hospitalizations and deaths. Authorities in several countries have announced new restrictions, including in Spain, where parts of the capital Madrid are subject to lockdown measures to curb a rise in Covid-19.

WFP appeals for support to avert starvation

Addressing the UN Security Council this week, World Food Programme Executive Director, David Beasley, warned that 270 million people are on the brink of starvation because of the coronavirus-induced hunger pandemic.