- Oct 28, 2020
The worldwide coronavirus pandemic cast an unmistakable shadow over an otherwise hopeful prayer service Sept. 14 on the eve of the opening of the 75th session of the U.N. General Assembly.
A Catholic member of India’s marginalized Tribal community has been named to a new United Nations advisory group providing perspectives and solutions to tackle the worsening climate crisis.
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged religious leaders on Tuesday to challenge “inaccurate and harmful messages” that are fueling rising ethno-nationalism, stigma, hate speech and conflict as the coronavirus pandemic circles the globe.
According to a top government official who asked not to be named, Pope Francis and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres recently asked Cameroon’s “President for Life,” Paul Biya, to declare a ceasefire and to open a space for peaceful discussions.
Expressing his hopes for a vaccine against the coronavirus, Pope Francis also gave his support to an interreligious day of prayer and fasting for an end to the pandemic.
United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres will receive the annual top prize for the Path to Peace Foundation.