• Want peace? Teach kids how to dialogue, archbishop says

    Want peace? Teach kids how to dialogue, archbishop says

    • Sep 10, 2017

    Archbishop Bernadito Auza, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the UN, told the High-Level Forum on a Culture of Peace in New York City that schools should educate children on civil discourse, or what Pope Francis calls a “grammar of dialogue.”

  • Vatican supports “responsibility to protect” populations from war crimes, genocide

    Vatican supports “responsibility to protect” populations from war crimes, genocide

    • Sep 7, 2017

    The Vatican’s representative to the United Nations, Archbishop Bernardito Auza, said the Vatican supported initiatives such as a Code of Conduct regarding UN Security Council action against genocide, war crimes or crimes against humanity, “as well as the inclusion of mandates to protect civilians in peacekeeping operations.”

  • Nuclear weapons ban treaty will be tough to put into effect

    Nuclear weapons ban treaty will be tough to put into effect

    • Jul 12, 2017

    The real work ahead under a new UN treaty banning the possession of nuclear weapons is getting the world’s nuclear-weapons possessing countries and dozens more that fall under the so-called “nuclear umbrella” to take seriously the call to reduce and eventually rid the world of ballistic arsenals, according to Marie Dennis, co-president of Pax Christi International.