UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres released a message on World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, June 17. The Catholic Church hurch has also been advocating the protection of the environment and the planet.
The Holy See, Italy, and the United Kingdom are joining forces to host a pre-COP26 event showcasing the contribution faith and religion can make in combating climate change, at which Pope Francis will likely be present.
The permanent representative of the Holy See to the OSCE, Monsignor Janusz Urba?czyk, recommends joint efforts in tackling the deep-rooted causes of trafficking in persons through promoting policies capable of guaranteeing work for everyone, while respecting their human dignity.
Pope Francis names Fr Luigi Maria Epicoco, from the Archdiocese of L’Aquila, Italy, as ecclesiastical assistant for the Dicastery for Communication and editorialist for L’Osservatore Romano. In an interview with Vatican News, Fr Epicoco describes communication as a channel for communion.
As US President Joe Biden meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the World Council of Churches expresses its prayerful wishes that the meeting might give “signs of hope” to the post-pandemic world.
In this latest document, the Pontifical Academy for Life reflects on the experiences of people with disabilities during the pandemic, and highlights the importance of providing disabled persons with special attention and support.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has delayed by four weeks the planned lifting of most remaining Covid-19 restrictions in England, with the new date now set for July 19th. Johnson said if the government were to lift restrictions on June 21st as first planned, there could be thousands more deaths owing to the rapid spread of the more infectious Delta variant.
The cultural landmark in the UAE capital, which includes a synagogue, a church and a mosque, is meant to be a beacon of understanding and peaceful coexistence, inspired by the Document on Human Fraternity.
From the formation of collections by the Renaissance popes to the birth of modern museology. In the 1700s in the Pope’s city, a popular destination during the Grand Tour era, on the wave of Winckelmann’s studies, the museum was born.
Don Bosco City in Medellín, Colombia, welcomes and accompanies hundreds of minors every year with an integral educational formation that is directed towards environmental sustainability and respect for our common home, in order to gradually reduce the ecological impact and encourage small business activities that assist the livelihood of the entire community.
Nicaraguan police arrested and jailed five prominent opponents of President Daniel Ortega over the weekend. Amonst those arrested there are one-one-time rebel allies who are denouncing the President’s intentions to extend his mandate as an assault on democracy.