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Nigeria: Archbishop Martins condemns crimes of Rape

The Metropolitan Archbishop of Lagos, Archbishop Alfred Adewale Martins, has described as “appalling and reprehensible” the increased cases of the crime of Rape around Nigeria.

Bangladesh Church urges peace after deadly violence in Chittagong hills

The Church in Bangladesh appeals for peace after the slaughter of several political activists in an attack in the Chittagong Hill Tracts in the south-east of the country spreads panic and insecurity among local people.

Church must help ethical post-pandemic economic recovery

Fr Paul Daisuke Narui SVD, an economist and the Bishop-elect of Nigata in Japan, reflects on how the Church must help make sure post-Covid-19 economic recovery is based on ethical investments that protect the poor and the environment from exploitation and neglect.

Holy See advocates for rights of Internally Displaced Persons with disabilities

The Holy See’s Permanent Observer to the United Nations, Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič, calls for protection of the rights of people with disabilities in situations of forced displacement.

Pakistan Church condemns violence, discrimination against minorities

The National Commission for Justice and Peace (NCJP) of the Pakistan Catholic Bishops' Conference (PCBC) releases a statement following the death of a Christian after a brutal attack.

US Supreme Court affirms right to choose ministers

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a decision in the cases of “Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru” and “St. James School v. Biel,” in a ruling with far-reaching consequences for Catholic institutions.

U.S. Bishops welcome Supreme Court ruling on religious liberty

Two USCCB committee chairmen applaud a US Supreme Court ruling in favour of the Little Sisters of the Poor in a long-running dispute over a contraception mandate.

Holy See urges concrete solutions to protect life and dignity of refugees

Archbishop Ivan Jurkovic, the Holy See’s Permanent Observer to the United Nations in Geneva, on Tuesday addressed a meeting on resettling refugees through complementary pathways.

Ecumenical delegation urges EU to build more just society

An ecumenical delegation of Catholic and Protestant leaders is urging Germany to use its EU Presidency to help make Europe both stronger and more just and sustainable.

Pope emeritus Benedict XVI pens emotional letter for funeral of his brother, Georg Ratzinger

During the funeral of Georg Ratzinger, Pope emeritus Benedict XVI writes an emotional letter highlighting his brother’s vocation as priest and musician.