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 pope made the comments during a reflection on his recent trip to Malta at his weekly general audience.
Catholic Bishops in Kenya are calling on the government of the East African nation to fully support the revised draft of the United Nations (UN) Binding Treaty on Business and Human Rights at the ongoing negotiations in Geneva, Switzerland.
The leadership of CitizenGo, a Catholic organization spearheading family issues, has petitioned officials of The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), protesting against campaigns for gender neutrality that advocate for “scrapping the words ‘feminine’ and ‘woman’”.
Catholic Bishops in Kenya are urging Members of Parliament (MPs) to pressurize the government to “actively participate” in the planned United Nations (UN) Binding Treaty negotiations.
On the commemoration of the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, members of the Churches Converge on Conflict and Peace (CCCOP) in Zimbabwe, a consortium of church organizations working for peace, have called on their country’s government to bring all cases of missing persons to a close.
On the occasion of the annual World Day against Trafficking in Persons marked July 30, members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) have highlighted their initiatives in addressing the challenge of inequality in West Africa, a factor that contributes to human trafficking.
The pope called for a “new mindset” in the battle against malnutrition.
Pope Francis said Friday that environmental degradation is “a clear outcome of economic dysfunction.”
Pope Francis met on Thursday with the head of the World Food Program, as the organization issued a warning that more than 300 million children are going hungry amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The “sudden interruption” of assistance to Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia amid the ongoing violent conflict in Tigray region is posing multiple threats to hundreds of thousands of Eritreans, a Catholic Cleric known for his ministry with refugees and migrants crossing from North Africa to Europe has said.
The leadership of the global confederation of Catholic relief agencies, Caritas Internationalis (CI), has outlined five lines of action that could help address the crisis in the Central Sahel region, which comprises the West African nations of Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger.
Ahead of Ivory Coast’s Presidential election scheduled for Saturday, October 31, a Cleric ministering in the West African nation says the pre-election mood is a cause for concern and highlights some initiatives Church leaders are undertaking to advocate for peace amid rising tensions.
A female Vatican official told the United Nations Thursday that resources that could be invested in basic healthcare, nutrition, and sanitation for impoverished women are instead allotted to reproductive health and “so-called new rights.”
Pope Francis told the United Nations Friday that denying the existence of human life in the womb through abortion does not solve problems.
Pope Francis said Wednesday that Christian faith demands conversion from individualism and a commitment to defending the inherent dignity of every person.
Pope Francis applauded the United Nations Security Council Sunday for its recent resolution calling for an immediate global ceasefire amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations in Geneva is urging countries to help relieve the “crippling external debt burdens” of developing countries struggling in the coronavirus pandemic.
On the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, church leaders in South Sudan have denounced conflict-related violence in the Eastern Africa country and appealed to those responsible for such violence to return abducted women and children used as sex slaves “to their respective communities.”
U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres said Tuesday the world needs a response to the coronavirus pandemic based on the protection of human dignity and human rights