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Topic: United Nations

Vatican willingly appearing before UN committee, spokesman says

Fr Lombardi says Church was not forced to attend torture committee

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UN official lauds Church’s support of migrants

Antonio Guterres says his agency and others working with migrants can do more

Blame the Government for food banks where they are really culpable: but this is mainly a global problem – and bishops need to understand that. And the EU doesn’t help

Episcopal attacks on politicians are just too easy; politicians are always unpopular. But the Government isn’t always to blame for much of for the real hardship

Bishops in southern Congo denounce increasing violence

Young people forced to become child soldiers, say bishops

Catholic leaders praise missionaries in Central African Republic

Priests and nuns have remained in the country during the current conflict, despite offers of evacuation.

‘Persecution of Christians widespread and flagrant,’ archbishop says

The nuncio to the UN said that “widespread persecution of Christians rages”

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