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Holy See: indigenous communities to be included in decision-making process

Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič, the Holy See’s Permanent Observer to the United Nations in Geneva highlighted the plight of indigenous communities hard-hit by the Covid-19 pandemic in his address to the UN on Thursday.

Migrant boat sinks off Libyan coast

The UN says that over a dozen migrants trying to reach the European mainland drowned in the Mediterranean when their dinghy capsized off the coast of Libya.

Global youth rallies over climate return amid coronavirus

Youth around the world return to the streets and online to urge governments to tackle climate change. Obligatory social distancing due to the coronavirus pandemic makes it challenging to hold mass protests.

Vatican: AI in food sector at the service of every human life

Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, president of the Vatican Pontifical Academy for Life on Thursday participated in a webinar on “AI, Food for all. Dialogue and Experiences”.

Pope to UN: Rethink the future of our common home

Pope Francis calls for reforms, multilateralism, cooperation and respect for human dignity in his video message to the 75th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations.

Pope Francis highlights pandemic in message to European bishops

The Pope sends a message to the Council of Bishops’ Conferences of Europe (CCEE) on the occasion of its Plenary Assembly, which takes place online from 25 to 26 September.

Pope Francis receives Polish president in the Vatican

The President of the Republic of Poland, His Excellency, Mr Andrzej Duda, meets Pope Francis in the Vatican, followed by a meeting with the Cardinal Secretary of State and the Secretary for Relations with States.

Covid, the world that emerges needs mature roots

Pope Francis is certain of this and is repeating it to everyone: we will emerge either better or worse after the pandemia. The global crisis requires that the parameters of human co-existence be rethought through the lens of solidarity. On this foundational idea, "Covid19: Building a Healthier Future" has been created in collaboration with the Dicastery for Promiting Integral Human Development, to offer a vision that might lead to the beginning of a new fraternity after the pandemic.

Pope: “Fantasy of mercy” needed to respond to pandemic

In an address to the charitable group "Circolo San Pietro," Pope Francis calls for a "fantasy of mercy" to respond to today's needs.

UK Bishops on ethical concerns of potential Covid-19 vaccine

The Bishops Conference of England and Wales releases a statement on the development of a vaccine against COVID-19.