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African Nations Stand Alone Against Abortion Rights, Gender Ideology at the UN

Sep 16, 2022

A United Nations resolution defining abortion as a human right and advancing gender ideology was adopted this month with overwhelming support from Western countries but was opposed by a group of mainly African nations. 

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EU-AU Partnership “ignores” Needs of Africans: Catholic Agencies in Europe, North America

Feb 13, 2022

The leadership of an international alliance of Catholic development agencies in Europe and North America has faulted the partnership between the European Union (EU) and the African Union (AU) for ignoring the needs expressed by African people.

Pope Francis visits the Mavrovouni refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos on Dec. 5, 2021. Vatican Media

Pope Francis Calls Migrant Crisis a "shipwreck of civilization" during Refugee Camp Visit

Dec 5, 2021

Pope Francis visited the Mavrovouni migrant reception and identification center located along the shore of the island of Lesbos,

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Catholic Agencies in Europe, North America Oppose Engineered Methods in Climate Change

Oct 20, 2021

Catholic development agencies in Europe and North America are concerned that the increasing popularity of the use of Nature-based Solutions (NbS) and engineered methods in global climate policy may introduce technologies that are more detrimental to the environment.

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Catholic Agencies in Europe, North America Call for Debt Cancellation, Financial Support

Feb 23, 2021

Ahead of the planned meeting of the Group of twenty (G20) Finance Ministers later this week, the leadership of an international alliance of Catholics development agencies in Europe and North America is calling “for debt cancellation and financial support to poorest countries” that have borne the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic.

COP26: Jesuit Superiors in Africa and Europe Concerned about Delay of Climate Talks

Nov 19, 2020

The leaders of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in Africa and Madagascar as well as those in Europe have written to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson expressing their concern over the postponement of talks on climate change, which were originally scheduled to be held in Glasgow this year from November 9-19.

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Religious Missionaries in Africa, Europe Want “just, inclusive post COVID-19 recovery”

Jun 25, 2020

Religious men and women with presence in Africa and Europe have, in a collective statement, expressed the need for a recovery plan that goes beyond food security, debt cancellation, and dialogue around capital investments.

Jean-Claude Cardinal Hollerich of COMECE (left) and Philipp Cardinal Ouédraogo of SECAM (right) who have just issued a joint statement for a people-centered partnership ahead of the AU/EU summit in October.

Ahead of AU/EU Summit, Bishops in Africa, Europe Call for "a people-centered partnership"

Jun 11, 2020

In view of the planned 6th Summit of African Union (AU) and European Union (EU) leaders in October, Bishops in Africa and Europe have, in a joint statement, encouraged European and African policy-makers to orient their preparatory work on the principles that foster “people-centered” partnerships.