• Vatican decries “genocidal scourge” of terrorism in the Middle East

    Vatican decries “genocidal scourge” of terrorism in the Middle East

    • Apr 21, 2017

    The chief Vatican diplomat to the United Nations said “there is no greater antidote to violence and hatred than dialogue and encounter” during a debate on the situation in the Middle East taking place at the UN Security Council. Archbishop Bernardito Auza also called on religious leaders to speak out against terrorism, especially when it’s done in the name of God.

  • Vatican tells UN “population bomb” is not the cause of poverty

    Vatican tells UN “population bomb” is not the cause of poverty

    • Apr 6, 2017

    The Vatican’s representative to the United Nations said “corruption, protracted conflicts and other man-made disasters” are the cause of entrenched poverty in the developing world, not a “healthy, growing population.” He also called on the world body to “respect life” when it comes to giving international aid.

  • Vatican’s UN nuncio urges action on poverty beyond economics

    Vatican’s UN nuncio urges action on poverty beyond economics

    • Feb 8, 2017

    While speaking to the UN Commission for Social Development, Archbishop Bernardito Auza, the Vatican’s permanent observer to the UN, called poverty the greatest challenge facing humanity. He encouraged nations to seek solutions not only based on economics but also on personal, social and environmental factors.