As Morocco continues defying the United Nations and much of the international community in its continued occupation of Western Sahara, the United States continues supporting that autocratic government.
Hospitals bombed and attacked. Medical aid charity Medecins Sans Frontieres demands protection for doctors, nurses, mid-waves and patients.
Eco Catholic: Thirteen days of negotiations and around-the-clock sessions at COP21 culminated in the first global framework for all nations, rich and poor, to collectively address climate change.
Paris -- World leaders here Saturday evening reached the first-ever globally binding deal to address climate change. Catholics question if it will fully protect the vulnerable.
Le Bourget, France -- Several U.S. sisters say global climate treaty negotiations have ebbed and flowed, but they sense a deal to emerge, in part due to France itself.
Preview: What will happen in the future to tackle global poverty and climate change could pivot on what happens at three upcoming U.N. conferences.
Eco Catholic: "There is not only the drama of abortion, but there are also all these other dramas, in which you should also be interested, because they are closely related."
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the announcement that Pope Francis would visit the United Nations the morning of Sept. 25 to address the U.N. General Assembly.
In a statement Wednesday, the United Nations also said the pope would meet separately with the secretary-general and with the president of the General Assembly and would participate in a town hall gathering with U.N. staff.
You are aware, I'm sure, of the Nobel Peace Prize that was awarded this past Friday. It was a joint award, two people got it, but most extraordinary, part of it, is the teenage girl from Pakistan -- 17 years old, the youngest Nobel laureate since the prize began to be given out in 1901. The paper wrote about her, and the article that I read, it started with, "Who is Malala [Yousafzai]?" And some of us may wonder that, but in this instance, it wasn't just trying to find out, out of curiosity, who Malala is.
The Argentine pope is currently the 5-2 favorite to win the award, which the Nobel Institute will announce Friday. He faces stiff competition from Edward Snowden and Ban Ki-Moon.