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Rape and atrocities on a young Christian in Qusair

July 22, 2013 · 

Article from the Vatican’s Pontifical Missions news service, Fides. Qusair (Agenzia Fides) – Mariam was a 15-year-old Christian from Qusair, a city of the governorate in Homs, 35 km south of the capital. The city, which had become a stronghold of the Syrian rebels, was reconquered by the troops of the regular army at the […]

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Nuns say they will not pay Magdalene compensation

July 18, 2013 · 

Four congregations will not contribute to fund, which could cost State up to ¤58 million The plaque dedicated to Magdalane Laundry survivors in St Stephens Green, Dublin. Photograph: PA Harry McGee  The four religious congregations that ran the Magdalene laundries have told the Government they will not make any financial contribution to the multimillion-euro fund […]

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INDIA : Card. Gracias: Rape of Orissa nun, act of terrorism against humanity

July 18, 2013 · 

By Nirmala Carvalho Mumbai (AsiaNews via CNUA)  “I condemn this gang rape of this young nun in the strongest possible terms. This is gang rape is physical and emotional terrorism against our woman” Card. Oswald Gracias, president of the Bishops’ Conference of India (CBCI) tells AsiaNews reacting to the attack on a nun in Orissa. […]

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Philippines' RH Law stalled again by Supreme Court

July 17, 2013 · 

July 17, 2013 Philippines’ RH Law stalled again by Supreme Court thumbnail The Supreme Court on Tuesday extended an earlier order stopping the implementation of the controversial Reproductive Health (RH) Law. A narrow vote of 8-7 ordered the status quo ante (‘the way things were before’) order to be extended until further notice, effective immediately. […]

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PROPHET OF HOPE (Justice and Peace, pp. 8-11)

July 15, 2013 · 

World Mission ,Korea,  by Fr Alvaro IMC One of the most striking interviews I did during my visit to the Philippines was with Fr. Shay Cullen. He is from Ireland and has devoted most of his missionary work to rescuing children from sex trafficking and abuse. Due to his relentless efforts in protecting children and […]

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Adolescent Pregnancy is a Human Rights issue UN says

July 15, 2013 · 

  (UN via CNUA) 11 July 2013 – United Nations officials marked World Population Day today by spotlighting the issue of adolescent pregnancy, and calling on Governments to take measures to enable girls to make responsible life choices and realize their potential. About 16 million girls under age 18 give birth each year, according to […]

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At UN, Malala Yousafzai rallies youth to stand up for universal education

July 15, 2013 · 

(UN via CNUA) 12 July 2013 Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl who was shot by the Taliban for attending classes, today addressed hundreds of young people at the United Nations, urging them to use education as a weapon against extremism. “Let us pick up our books and our pens. They are our most powerful weapons. […]

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Child victim of failed assassination speaks out at UN general assembly

July 15, 2013 · 

“So here I stand, one girl among many. I speak – not for myself, but for all girls and boys. I raise up my voice – not so that I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard. Let us pick up our books and our pens. They are our most […]

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ASIA : Thai woman arrested for trafficking Burmese women and girls

July 12, 2013 · 

 By Thin Lei Win BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation via CNUA) In an undercover operation at a guesthouse in the border town of Ranong, police arrested a Thai woman suspected of human trafficking, and rescued 13 Burmese women, including four under 18 who were forced into prostitution, The Nation reported. According to the paper, the police […]

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GLOBAL : The UN asks the Vatican to answer for the actions of paedophile priests

July 12, 2013 · 

By Alessandro Speciale (Vatican Insider via CNUA) The United Nations have sent the Vatican a long list of questions asking for detailed information on the issue of sex abuse in the Catholic Church. The Legion of Christ and Ireland’s Magdalene laundries are first in the firing line The UN Committee on the Rights of the […]

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