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Vatican U.N. representative reports high interest in papal visit

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Requests for copies of Pope Francis' environmental encyclical and the demand for tickets to see him at the...

Vatican official: United Nations is not ‘the devil, quite the opposite’

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — The United Nations is not “the devil,” so a papal think tank is free to collaborate with the international...

Vatican welcomes Iran’s historic nuclear deal, U.S. bishops urge Congress to...

VATICAN CITY — The Holy See welcomed Iran’s historic nuclear deal and expressed hopes that more future breakthroughs be on the horizon on other...

Washington Letter: U.N. inaction on nuclear weapons disappoints Catholic advocates

Catholic News Service A month-long review of a key nuclear weapons treaty saw the nuclear powers stepping back from an opportunity to alter the status...

Holy See calls for world effort to end Boko Haram terror...

GENEVA — The Holy See’s permanent observer to the United Nations in Geneva called on the international community to assist Nigeria and neighboring countries...

U.N. says Pope Francis will address General Assembly on Sept. 25

UNITED NATIONS — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the announcement that Pope Francis would visit the United Nations the morning of Sept. 25 to...

Vatican nuncio at U.N. decries growing violence against children

UNITED NATIONS — Millions of the world's children today are victims of armed conflict, pornography and sexual trafficking, and still more "are denied the...

Pope tells United Nations that respect for life, solidarity needed for...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Meeting top officials of the United Nations, Pope Francis called for a “worldwide ethical mobilization” that would push technical...

Knights of Columbus leader cites threats to religious institutions

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — Religious liberty was topic A at the eighth annual National Catholic Prayer Breakfast, held April 19 at a Washington hotel. “Never...

Analysis: 7 billion people and counting — counting on help

Catholic News Service The United Nations chose Oct. 31 as the date of the birth of the 7 billionth person inhabiting the planet. The exact date...

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