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.
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 visited the Mavrovouni migrant reception and identification center located along the shore of the island of Lesbos,
The guidelines were withdrawn on Tuesday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.