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Pope Francis addresses a workshop on climate change and human trafficking attended by mayors from around the world in the synod hall at the Vatican [CNS]

Pope Francis urged city mayors to make concrete changes by pressuring leaders above them

Bishop Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo with Pope Francis and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon earlier this year (Photo: CNS)

Bishop Sanchez backs collaboration on any project that does not contradict Church doctrine

Archbishop Bernardito Auza (PA)

Archbishop Bernardito Auza said the world risks complacency if nations do not make ‘tangible progress’ in stopping the spread of the disease

Cardinal Peter Turkson: Francis laments "widespread indifference to suffering' in encyclical (AP)

We must ‘hear how the poor suffer and how the earth is being mistreated’, Cardinal Turkson tells UN meeting on climate change

Archbishop Silvano Tomasi (CNS)

Archbishop Silvano Tomasi has said that Europe is practicing a policy of contradictions

A migrant is assisted after arriving in Reggio Calabria, Italy (CNS)

French, German and Italian bishops have issued formal statements in response to migration crisis

Residents displaced due to the recent fighting between government and rebel forces in Malakal, South Sudan (CNS)

According to the United Nations, fighting in South Sudan has ‘worsened considerably’ in recent weeks

Archbishop Edmundo Valenzuela of Asunción (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)

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Syrian refugees walk the street at Zaatari refugee camp near Mafraq in Jordan (CNS)

Jordan has received only 7.2 percent of $2.9 billion needed for services to Syrian refugees and host communities

Migrants wait to disembark from the Italian Navy frigate Bersagliere at the Reggio Calabria on Monday (PA)

The EU has said it will strengthen sea patrols by its Frontex border agency and destroy human traffickers’ boats