Msgr. Janusz Urbanczyk voiced "grave concern" over policies that seem "to treat fertility and pregnancy as a disease which must either be prevented or managed via government or outside assistance."
No one-size-fits-all solution exists to end food insecurity around the globe, but world leaders must act beyond voicing their commitment to seeking food security for all, the Vatican nuncio told a U.N. gathering.
"Hunger is not caused by the lack of sufficient food to feed every person on the planet" but by social structures and failure to prioritize basic human rights, Archbishop Francis Chullikatt said in an Oct. 29 address to a session on agriculture development, food security and nutrition during a session of the U.N. General Assembly.
Archbishop Francis Chullikatt urged the U.N. to find "sustainable models of food security and nutrition" to end hunger for 1 billion people worldwide.
The political commitment to combat human trafficking must be backed by concrete actions to ensure victims gain their freedom from modern-day slavery, said the Vatican's representative to the UN.