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Topic: United Nations

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

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”