World News

  • 15 Apr 2008

    Twenty-eight arms control advocacy and religious organizations called today for a key committee of the US Congress to stop the administration from building a new nuclear weapon. It came in a letter organized by the Quakers.

  • 15 Apr 2008

    A Catholic aid agency has warned that the spiralling cost of food will exacerbate global malnutrition already affecting over 820 million people in developing countries. “Currently we have over 40 times the population of Australia who are malnourished”, said Caritas Australia.

  • 14 Apr 2008

    Aid agencies are warning of a housing crisis as Bangladesh approaches the monsoon season. Five months after Cyclone Sidr killed 4,000 people and destroyed nearly 1.5 million homes, millions of Bangladeshis remain in dire need of assistance.

  • 14 Apr 2008

    A deal brokered with Mexico's government has freed 145 prisoners after campaigning by thousands worldwide. The Catholic Church has successfully helped broker a deal with Mexico's Chiapas state government to free the political prisoners.

  • 14 Apr 2008

    The international Catholic movement 'We are Church' has expressed its numerous concerns about the actions of Pope benedict, ahead of the visit by the Pontiff to the US.

  • 14 Apr 2008

    Hopes that Zimbabwe’s neighbours would act to end the deepening crisis were dashed at the weekend when an all-night emergency summit of the 14-nation Southern African Development Community (SADC) failed to acknowledge an emergency

  • 14 Apr 2008

    In advance of Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to the US, three prominent gay Catholics have urged the pontiff to enter into a dialogue with lesbian and gay Catholics. They addressed the pontiff through open statements about their lives, loves, and hopes for the church at a press conference at the end of last week.

  • 8 Apr 2008

    "We remain committed to work side by side with the churches", the president of Southern Sudan Salva Kiir Mayardit has told representatives of an international ecumenical delegation in Juba, Southern Sudan.

  • 4 Apr 2008

    International development agencies have warned that Zimbabwe is becoming increasingly tense as election results continue to hang in the balance. Agencies are also deeply concerned about the counting and tabulation of votes cast.

  • 2 Apr 2008

    The Bush administration is writing blank checks for weapons systems that are hundreds of billions of dollars over budget and years behind schedule while cutting funds that help real people at home and abroad