- Jul 9, 2020
Following a special wish of Pope Francis, the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy of Sciences is organizing a two-day workshop Nov. 23-24 on the problem of, and solutions to, drug abuse.
According to the UN agency, there are 795 million undernourished people, meaning one in nine don’t have enough food, and Francis is going because he “believes in the cause.”
ROME — Addressing a first-ever World Humanitarian Summit in Turkey on Monday, Pope Francis laid out an aggressive vision for global action, insisting that the “gods” of money and power must not deafen the world to “the cry of the victims and those suffering.” In a message to the U.N.-sponsored event,
The U.N. estimates that more than half of Syria’s pre-civil war population of about 22.1 million people are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance. Four million Syrian refugees now live outside of their homeland. Overall, at least 8 million people have been displaced throughout the region, human rights organizations estimate.
If slavery makes you think of the 18th and 19th centuries, think again. Think the 21st Century. Think today. An estimated 27 million people live in slavery today. That’s more than twice the number of men and women taken from Africa during the transatlantic slave trade. In fact, more people live – and too often die – in bondage today than at any
ROME — Pope Francis on Sunday praised what he called an “historic” agreement reached at a United Nations climate change summit in Paris and called for a global commitment to implement it, including special attention to the poorest populations. “Its implementation will require unanimous commitment and generous dedication by everyone,”