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Nigerian Bishops: "Stop the killing"

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) expresses concern on insecurity in the country and calls on the government to “put a complete stop to the killing of innocent people.”

Belarus President wins election

Election officials in Belarus say the county's longtime President Alexander Lukashenko has won his sixth consecutive term, taking over 80 percent of the vote. Monday's announcement followed a night of riots in which dozens of people were injured, and possible one person was killed amid mounting anger over his perceived autocratic style.

Philippines Bishops explain opposition to death penalty

In a statement issued at the beginning of August, the Bishops of the Philippines reiterate their opposition to the reintroduction of the death penalty in their country.

Irish prelate delivers message for Nagasaki Day

Eamon Martin, the Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, delivered a message on the anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Nagasaki in 1945, saying that the use and possession of nuclear weapons is immoral.

“Black Day” protest against discrimination of India's Dalit Christians

The Indian Constitution grants social benefits and privileges to Hindu, Sikh and Buddhist Dalits for their uplift but denies them to Muslim and Christian Dalits. The August 10 "Black Day" protest by Indian Christians is against this discrimination.

International community pledges help for Lebanon

World leaders have pledged millions of dollars for disaster-struck Lebanon, during an online aid summit aimed at helping the country.

Covid-19: AMECEA creating awareness for vulnerable children

The Communications Department of the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) partners with Catholic Care for Children (CCC) to raise awareness for care for vulnerable children amid the Covid-19 crisis.

Belarus president faces unprecedented opposition in vote

Voters in Belarus go to the polls on Sunday amid mounting protests against President Alexander Lukashenko, Europe's longest-ruling head-of-state.

International conference seeks to help Lebanon

World leaders have been discussing emergency aid for Lebanon after Tuesday's devastating explosion in Beirut.

UN: indigenous peoples must be included in strategies against pandemic

The United Nations marks International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples on August 9. The UN chief has released a message for this year’s observance, whose theme is, “COVID-19 and indigenous peoples’ resilience”.