Our Lady of Fatima is coming to the United Nations

One day before the May 13 celebration marking the 100th anniversary of the Fatima apparitions, a statue of Our Lady of Fatima will be visiting the United Nations. May 12 will mark the second time this particular statue has been to the United Nations, the first being in 1952. Among the presenters at the May… Continue reading Our Lady of Fatima is coming to the United Nations

Holy See urges UN to ban nuclear weapons, work towards peace

Citing Pope Francis’ recent words on avoiding war and promoting peaceful coexistence between nations, the Holy See addressed the United Nations general assembly last Friday, urging them to ban nuclear weapons around the world and take more serious steps to promote peace programs. “As the twenty-first century unfolds, it is becoming ever clearer that war… Continue reading Holy See urges UN to ban nuclear weapons, work towards peace

What the Holy See told the UN about outer space

When the United Nations met on Monday to discuss the peaceful uses of outer space, the Holy See chimed in by voicing its hopes for a more inclusive attitude in space exploration that would incorporate the good of all peoples, despite economic or social inequalities. “It is…of utmost importance that the opening of outer space… Continue reading What the Holy See told the UN about outer space

'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 religious faith is in fact a source of unity and strength against fundamentalist terrorism and encourages individuals and societies to opt for non-violent means to air their grievances and to obtain justice,” Archbishop… Continue reading 'Genuine religious faith' is a force against terrorist savagery, Holy See tells UN

Poverty, environment, economy – it's all about the human person, Holy See tells UN

Global efforts to fight poverty, protect the environment and make decisions about the economy must all be connected by the common thread of promoting human dignity, a Holy See representative told a United Nations body this week. “In our efforts to promote sustainable economic and environmental development, we must never forget that everything is connected,”… Continue reading Poverty, environment, economy – it's all about the human person, Holy See tells UN

The U.N. has much work to do, Vatican ‘foreign minister’ says

There are currently 50 conflicts worldwide, despite the work of the agency The United Nations mission is not yet complete 70 years after its founding, Archbishop Paul Gallagher, the Vatican’s “foreign minister” has said. While the U.N. has done much commendable work, there remains much yet to be done, said Archbishop Gallagher, the British Vatican secretary… Continue reading The U.N. has much work to do, Vatican ‘foreign minister’ says

Pope Francis pleads with nations to act now on climate change

NEW YORK — Pope Francis brought his campaign for action on climate change to the United Nations Friday, proclaiming the existence of a “right of the environment” and pleading with countries to stop abusing it. In remarks to the largest gathering of world leaders in UN history — close to 200 prime ministers, presidents, and… Continue reading Pope Francis pleads with nations to act now on climate change

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 speech here: Dear Friends, I feel many different emotions standing here at Ground Zero, where thousands of lives were taken in a senseless act of destruction. Here… Continue reading Full Text: Pope Francis' speech at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum

How the Pope used the environment to preach to the UN

Pope Francis’ appeal to the United Nations General Assembly to care for both the environment and the human person was actually a deft move to introduce more Church teaching to the body, a U.N. expert explained. “In an interesting fashion throughout this whole visit, so far [Pope Francis] hasn’t taken that tone of correcting people… Continue reading How the Pope used the environment to preach to the UN

Pope’s visit to Cuba and US will be complex, says Vatican spokesman

Pope Francis’s 10th foreign trip will be the longest of his pontificate, Fr Federico Lombardi has said Pope Francis’ 10th foreign trip will be the longest of his pontificate and, with stops in Cuba, three US cities and the United Nations, it also will be a “very complex trip,” the papal spokesman said. Briefing reporters… Continue reading Pope’s visit to Cuba and US will be complex, says Vatican spokesman

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