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Pope Francis joins U.N. appeal for global cease-fire amid the threat...

VATICAN CITY -- Saying conflicts can never be resolved with war, Pope Francis added his support to a U.N. appeal for a global cease-fire...

United Nations report on gender equality attacks religious freedom, says official

GENEVA — A United Nations report addressing gender-based violence and discrimination connected to religious beliefs “is now attacking the very reality it is called...

Trump calls on world leaders to end persecution of ‘people of...

UNITED NATIONS — President Donald Trump called on world leaders at a Sept. 23 U.N. event on religious freedom to end religious persecution around...

Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors meets again in Rome

VATICAN CITY -- Members of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors meeting in Rome said there was a continued need to make...

Top Vatican diplomat calls for universal abolition of death penalty

VATICAN CITY — Abolishing the death penalty worldwide would reflect the brave and hope-filled belief that crime can be dealt with without capital punishment...

Faith-based groups say fighting created humanitarian crisis in Yemen

AMMAN, Jordan  -- Catholic and other faith-based aid groups are urging an end to fighting in Yemen, where three years of war have created...

Speakers decry detention for vulnerable migrant, refugee children

Catholic News Service UNITED NATIONS -- Migration is not a crime and vulnerable migrant and refugee children should not be detained as if they were...

To fight hunger and forced migration, end war, arms trade, pope...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — It makes no sense to lament the problems of hunger and forced migration if one is unwilling to address...

Vatican calls any nuclear threat against North Korea ‘deplorable’

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — The Holy See ratified and signed the new U.N. Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, and the high-level...

Have you heard? A U.N. treaty, backed by Vatican and U.S....

Catholic News Service The passage of a United Nations treaty banning the possession of nuclear weapons comes at a time when the majority of world’s...

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