- Oct 30, 2020
Everyone should have access to essential health services and no one should have to fall into poverty to obtain needed care, a Vatican representative said.
Mourning the deaths of protesters in the Gaza Strip and West Bank, the Vatican’s observer at U.N. agencies in Geneva urged people on both sides to let “wisdom and prudence prevail.”
As the world has grown increasingly interconnected, some nations have seen religious pluralism as a threat and reacted either by failing to protect religious minorities or by trying to marginalize all believers, a Vatican representative said.
Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič, Vatican observer to UN agencies in Geneva, said we must devise frameworks that help keep families together, including migrant families. Some ways to do that, he said, would include keeping migrant families together as well as making available more legal and “dignified pathways” for migration.
Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič, Vatican permanent observer to U.N. agencies in Geneva, told the Human Rights Council that women provide “an irreplaceable value in political, economic and social life,” and he emphasized the need to eliminate any form of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance toward women.