- May 27, 2020
A United Nations report addressing gender-based violence and discrimination connected to religious beliefs “is now attacking the very reality it is called to defend,” a Vatican representative told a U.N. meeting in Geneva.
Three deaf victims of sexual abuse by priests in Argentina wrapped up a string of meetings with United Nations human rights officials in Geneva on Wednesday, hoping to build pressure on the Vatican — and Pope Francis himself — to come clean about the crimes committed against them.
England’s leading Catholic development charity says the UK must “put its own house in order” before hosting a major United Nations conference on climate change.
A new initiative is helping to pilot a new program on human trafficking for healthcare providers.
“This is a time of peace and goodwill, and I am sad to see Christian communities – including some of the world’s oldest – unable to celebrate Christmas in safety,” said Antonio Guterres, a former Portuguese prime minister who’s held the UN’s highest post since 2017.
The U.N. expert on child sexual abuse praised the Vatican’s decision to abolish the rule of “pontifical secret” for abuse cases and urged further reforms to ensure more justice for victims.