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Pope highlights ‘tears and cries’ of Iraqi Christians in letter to UN

Pope renews ‘urgent appeal to the international community to end Iraq tragedy’

Iraqi Christians brave heat to demand help from United Nations

Demonstrators faint in the heat during march on UN base in Irbil.

Bishop urges implementation of South Sudan ceasefire

Religious leaders present at the signing of proposed peace deal in Ethiopia

Catholic Herald View: Let’s hope Francis can help the UN get back on course

United Nations bureaucracy tends to regard religious traditions as an obstacle to the international enforcement of human rights

Bishop in Central African Republic rescued on way to execution

Bishop says he and three parish priests narrowly escaped being killed by Islamist rebels

Francis to address UN leaders as new grilling in Geneva strains ties

Pope expected to urge UN to focus on its founding mission after ‘surreal’ questioning of Church record on torture

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Vatican says UN report has ‘serious limits’

But the Holy See will respond to justified criticisms with ‘courage and determination’, according to statement

Coverage of UN report ignores strides made by the Church in dealing with abuse cases

If critics think the Church hasn’t changed, they only need to do a quick online search to learn the truth

The Church has failed to protect children but the UN report is seriously flawed

And the committee oversteps the mark by criticising Catholic teaching on contraception and abortion