United Nations

Thumbnail un flag outside of the united nations headquarters new york credit united nations photo via flickr cc by nc nd 20 cna 6 9 15 3 At UN, calls for global response to Christian genocide

The plight of Christians and other Middle East minorities demands action from the international community, one leader in relief efforts said in a...

MORE
Thumbnail vatican secretary of state archbishop pietro parolin speaks in paul vi hall before a concert dec 2 2013 credit elise harris cna 2 cna 12 3 13 1 At UN, cardinal condemns terrorism's use of religion

Terrorism represents a “fundamental threat to our common humanity” and people of faith must condemn religion-based terrorism, Cardinal Pietro...

MORE
Thumbnail a young syrian refugee at school in ramtha jordan on oct 27 2014 credit kim pozniak catholic relief services cna 12 2 14 Catastrophe ahead? UN halts Syrian refugee food program

With winter approaching, Congress must act to help Syrian refugees whose basic needs are threatened by the U.N. suspension of an urgent food...

MORE
Thumbnail l r darlisha dozier fr gerald murray and kathy difiore at the christophers award ceremony in manhattan photo courtesy of kathy difiore cna 9 18 14 Crisis pregnancy center film praised at UN Women's Guild screening

A film based on the true story of hope offered to a young woman in a crisis pregnancy received positive reviews after its screening at the United...

MORE
Thumbnail the united nations flag flies outside un headquarters september 20 2011 credit un photo mark garten cna us catholic news 6 3 13 3 Critics warn of bias in UN anti-torture committee member

A U.N. committee member who insinuated that the Catholic position against abortion violates an anti-torture agreement signed by the Holy See should...

MORE
Thumbnail felice gaer speaks during a panel on january 21 2013 credit chatham house via flickr cc by 20 cna 5 28 14 Critic: UN abortion controversy shows push to exclude Catholics

U.N. anti-torture committee member Felice Gaer’s statement to a Holy See delegation equating opposition to abortion and torture is part of a...

MORE
Thumbnail pope francis addresses the wfp rome headquarters june 13 2016 credit loservatore romano cna Don't become immune to poverty, Pope tells WFP

In a world where information is brought instantly to our fingertips, society is becoming increasingly anesthetized to the suffering brought about...

MORE
Thumbnail 12 year old twins from the old city of homs stand near garbage outside a dilapidated building credit   unicef uni201161 ohanesian cna 1 13 16 Don't ignore children suffering war and separation, Holy See tells UN

Armed conflicts brings out “the most vicious forms of violence against children” and the world must act to aid the young victims of violence and...

MORE
Thumbnail woman sad contact credit claus tom christensen via flickr cc by nc nd 20 cna 1 27 15 Ending human trafficking requires everyone's efforts, archbishop says

At a United Nations gathering in New York City, a Holy See official stressed the need for a multi-pronged approach in fighting human trafficking...

MORE
Thumbnail united nations headquarters in new york city credit un photo john isaac cna us catholic news 6 3 13 1 Family cannot be done away with, archbishop tells UN

The family has a “unique character” that makes it a “patrimony for all humanity,” Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, the head of the Pontifical Council...

MORE
Thumbnail pope francis fao address catholic news agency credit fao giulio napolitano 112014 cna Few topics are more manipulated than hunger, pope tells UN

Pope Francis on Thursday condemned the excessive consumption and misuse of food, saying that often the statistics surrounding the topic of hunger...

MORE
Thumbnail chinese flag credit esfera via wwwshutterstockcom cna Forced abortion in China cost a UN agency millions in US funds

Washington D.C., Apr 4, 2017 / 05:55 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The United States has ended funding for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA),...

MORE
Thumbnail 20150925cnsnw0445 Full Text: Pope Francis' speech at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum

Pope Francis visited "Ground Zero" at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum in New York City on Sept. 25, 2015. He Read the full text of the Holy Father's...

MORE
Thumbnail pope francis addresses interreligious faith leaders in colombo sri lanka jan 13 2015 credit ewtn cna 1 13 15 1 'Genuine religious faith' is a force against terrorist savagery, Holy See tells UN

The papal nuncio to the United Nations on Wednesday stressed the religious rejection of the “utter savagery” of terrorism and violence. “Genuine...

MORE
Thumbnail l r palestinian president mahmoud abbas pope francis israeli president shimon peres and patriarch bartholomew i of constantinople june 8 2014 credit alan holdren cna 2 e Global organization of religions proposed to counter terrorism

In a recent meeting with Pope Francis, former Israeli president Shimon Peres suggested forming an “Organization of United Relations” to counter...

MORE
Thumbnail 20150405cnsph057 1 Grim numbers from Iraq: thousands of civilians suffer death, displacement, slavery

A new United Nations report has tried to count the civilian toll of continuing conflict in Iraq, largely at the hands of Islamic State militants,...

MORE
Thumbnail refuguees in the mrtshmony shrine in ankawa erbil in iraq credit aid to the church in need cna 8 19 14 Holy See calls for action in Iraq, and UN sends a mission

The Holy See on Monday urged the UN to provide humanitarian aid to Iraq during a special session of the Human Rights Council, which chose to...

MORE
Thumbnail united nations headquarters in new york city credit un photo john isaac cna us catholic news 6 3 13 2 Holy See did not violate torture convention, UN committee says

A U.N. anti-torture committee report has said that the Holy See did not violate the international Convention Against Torture. Archbishop Silvano...

MORE