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Category: United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres

Tigray church leader seeks international push for dialogue, aid

The Catholic Eparchy of Adigrat in Ethiopia has reiterated its urgent calls for dialogue and unhindered humanitarian access in Tigray, as the U.N. highlighted an opportunity for a peaceful settlement of the conflicts in the northern region.

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Catholic member of India’s Tribal community named to UN climate change group

A Catholic member of India’s marginalized Tribal community has been named to a new United Nations advisory group providing perspectives and solutions to tackle the worsening climate crisis.

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UN chief urges faith leaders to challenge harmful messages

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged religious leaders on Tuesday to challenge “inaccurate and harmful messages” that are fueling rising ethno-nationalism, stigma, hate speech and conflict as the coronavirus pandemic circles the globe.

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Pope, UN chief press for solution to ‘Anglophone problem’ in Cameroon

According to a top government official who asked not to be named, Pope Francis and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres recently asked Cameroon’s “President for Life,” Paul Biya, to declare a ceasefire and to open a space for peaceful discussions.

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Pope hopes for COVID vaccine, supports interreligious prayer initiative

Expressing his hopes for a vaccine against the coronavirus, Pope Francis also gave his support to an interreligious day of prayer and fasting for an end to the pandemic.

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