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The U.N. at 75: Continuing to work for world-wide peace and...

The United Nations was born in 1945 out of the rubble and human devastation of World War II. Like its predecessor, the League of...

United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights presents challenges more than...

"No one shall be held in slavery or servitude," the United Nations declared in the fourth article of its 1948 landmark Universal Declaration of...

Religious shareholders press their case on gun manufacturers, retailers

WASHINGTON -- The desire for action on preventing more gun violence may face hurdles in Congress, but those pressing for change are having an...

Pope Francis: Access to clean, fresh water must be defended

VATICAN CITY  -- Access to clean, fresh water is a fundamental human right that must be defended, especially in poor areas where men, women...

Jailed Vietnamese Catholic activist, blogger ends hunger strike

HANOI, Vietnam -- A prominent Catholic blogger and activist ended a two-week hunger strike in a Vietnamese prison after she met with visiting U.S....

Mexican priest proposed as possible human rights chief

MEXICO CITY — The front-runner in Mexico’s presidential election said, if he wins July 1, he would appoint an activist priest as his human...

Human trafficking called 'one of darkest, most revolting realities'

Catholic News Service UNITED NATIONS -- Mely Lenario quietly described her harrowing journey from ambitious, naive rural girl trafficked to hopeless, drug-fueled urban prostitute, through...

Vatican: Failure to protect child migrants an insult to human dignity

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Too often, national and international policies leave migrant children at the mercy of traffickers and sexual predators and are...

Catholic leaders urge Israel to meet Palestinian hunger strikers’ demands

Catholic News Service JERUSALEM — Catholic leaders in the Holy Land urged Israel to concede to demands of Palestinian political prisoners on a hunger strike...

Saving lives must be first concern of immigration policy, pope says

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — The defense of the life, dignity and human rights of migrants and refugees must come before any other question...

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