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Pope Francis on World Food Day: divert money from military spending...

Repeating a call first made by St. Paul VI, Pope Francis urged a global move to divert money from national military spending and use...

Archbishop Gabriele Caccia, nuncio to United Nations, says economic inequities made...

UNITED NATIONS -- In an Oct. 7 address to the United Nations' Economic and Financial Committee, Archbishop Gabriele Caccia, the Vatican's newly appointed nuncio,...

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...

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...

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