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Covid-crisis exacerbates conditions of poverty in Haiti

The collapse of the global economy has contributed to worsening conditions for the very poor in the Caribbean nation of Haiti, according to Fr Richard Frechette with the "Fondazione Rava”.

UN envoy: diplomatic unity key to help end Yemen war

More than 200 people were killed or injured in Yemen in March, the deadliest so far this year. The world’s biggest humanitarian crisis has exacerbated with a second wave of Covid-19 infections. The UN is urging for a ceasefire and eventual end to the war.

UNICEF/IOM: Children among those drowned off Djibouti

A ship carrying migrants capsizes off the coast of Djibouti in yet another tragedy involving men, women and children fleeing conflict in search of a better life. The International Organization for Migration, and the UN Children’s agency UNICEF confirm over a dozen children lost their lives.

US Bishop urges Americans to promote dialogue in politics

In a speech to a “Catholics at the Capitol” online event, US Archbishop José Gomez calls on American Catholics to put aside political divisions and promote the Church’s teaching on social justice and the dignity of the human person.

Virtual event highlights the communality of human dignity

The President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Peter Maurer, emphasizes the importance of recognizing our shared human dignity in an interview with Vatican News. Mr. Maurer was one of the participants at a high-level virtual event on “Multilateralism, Fraternity and Peace” organized by the Holy See on Thursday.

Vatican sends greetings to Muslims as Ramadan begins

The Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue releases a message addressed to "all Muslim brothers and sisters" to show solidarity and friendship as they start their month of Ramadan and look ahead to ‘Id al-Fitr.

Seven days with Pope Francis - News Video

A hymn to mercy has been lifted up by Pope Francis in these last seven days, insisting that God never tires of forgiving.

Eritrean soldiers accused of Tigray violence

According to Amnesty International, Eritrean soldiers opened fire on civilians in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, killing three people and wounding at least 19.

Pope Francis: Prayer made St Teresa of Ávila an exceptional woman

Pope Francis sends a video message on the occasion of the International Congress "Mujer exceptional", or Exceptional Woman, dedicated to the 50th Anniversary of the proclamation of St. Teresa of Ávila as a Doctor of the Church.

Pope: Promote a politics not only for people, but with people

Pope Francis sends a video message to participants in an international conference entitled "A Politics Rooted in the People" and urges them, like a good shepherd, to put the most vulnerable first.