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Europe racing to limit second wave of coronavirus infections

Europe is racing to contain rising coronavirus infections amid concerns they could lead to more hospitalizations and deaths. Authorities in several countries have announced new restrictions, including in Spain, where parts of the capital Madrid are subject to lockdown measures to curb a rise in Covid-19.

WFP appeals for support to avert starvation

Addressing the UN Security Council this week, World Food Programme Executive Director, David Beasley, warned that 270 million people are on the brink of starvation because of the coronavirus-induced hunger pandemic.

WMOF: Stories of faith and family life

A new book captures the testimonies of some of those involved in the World Meeting of Families 2018 in Dublin

Holy See seeks peaceful solution in Belarus

Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič, the Holy See’s Permanent Observer to the United Nations, addresses the UN Human Rights Council's urgent debate on the situation of human rights in Belarus which took place on Friday in Geneva.

Pope: “pharmaceutical marginality” furthers gap between nations

Pope Francis on Saturday addressed a delegation from Italy’s Fondazione Banco Farmaceutico, which collects and distributes medicines nearing expiration for those in need.

Card. Krajewski: Father Malgesini lived ‘no greater love than this’

Cardinal Krajewski represents Pope Francis at Father Roberto Malgesini’s Memorial Mass saying that the path he lived was “the true Gospel in action.”

Pont. Commission for the Protection of Minors plenary assesses latest projects

Members of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors participated both in person and online during the Commission's plenary meeting held from 16-18 September.

Bangladesh Christians pledge to care for creation

Catholics and other Christian communities in Bangladesh have pledged to join hands in a common effort to protect the environment in order to tackle climate change and natural disasters.

UNICEF reports minors face charges for peaceful protests in Belarus

A UNICEF Regional director addresses the UN Human Rights Council’s urgent debate on Belarus, saying excessive use of force has also been used against children.

Belarus opposition leader addresses tense UN debate

Belarus opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya has spoken to the United Nations Human Rights Council despite the Belarussian envoy's efforts to prevent her and other critics from giving speeches. During a turbulent session of the Geneva-based U.N. body, she demanded that the country's authorities end violence against protestors and organize a free and fair presidential election.