Indigenous women at the Satere Mawe Association of Indigenous Women in Manaus, Brazil, on April 24. The women have also been sewing face masks during the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo: CNS/Reuters
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Producing face masks in Brazil and Kenya

SÃO PAULO (CNS): With Covid-19 coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) contagions climbing in several countries around the world,…

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Reflections on Laudato Si’: Re-orienting the course: culture, education, spirituality
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On the fifth anniversary of the publishing of Laudato Si’, the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development announced a Special Laudato Read more

Brazil’s government rapped for murder of Amazon guardian
Paulo Paulino Guajajara on September 10. Photo: CNS/Reuters

SAO PAULO (CNS): The Indigenous Missionary Council of the Episcopal Conference of the Bishops of Brazil is holding the country’s Read more

Covid-19: Nature’s payback?
An image of the bronchitis virus, part of the coronavirus family that includes the common cold, SARS and MERS. They have a halo, or crown-like (corona) appearance when viewed under an electron microscope. Photo: CDC/Public domain

The Covid-19 coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) threatens the health of millions of people around the world if it spreads uncontrollably. Every precaution Read more

Rise in human trafficking amid Covid-19 pandemic
Chains wrapped around the wrists of a man illustrate trafficking and enslavement. Photo: CNS/Reuters

VATICAN (CNS): As governments and world leaders struggle to contain the Covid-19 coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic, they must also work harder Read more

Italy goes back to church post-lockdown
A book and hand sanitiser are at the entrance of San Polo church in Brescia, Italy, on July 9. Photo: CNS/Reuters

VATICAN (CNS): Bishops will need to help their communities participate more in parish life and return to taking part in Read more

In the same storm but not all in same boat
People wearing face masks line up and wait to enter a pharmacy in Cochabamba, Bolivia, on July 21. Photo: CNS/Reuters

VATICAN (CNS): Humana Communitas’ in the Age of Pandemic, a new, eight-page reflection the Pontifical Academy for Life, notes that Read more

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Agency demands prisoner release to contain Covid-19

SÃO PAULO (CNS): The Prison Pastoral, an organisation linked to the Brazilian Bishops’ Conference, demanded…

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Rise in human trafficking amid Covid-19 pandemic
Chains wrapped around the wrists of a man illustrate trafficking and enslavement. Photo: CNS/Reuters

VATICAN (CNS): As governments and world leaders struggle to contain the Covid-19 coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic, they must also work harder Read more

Italy goes back to church post-lockdown
A book and hand sanitiser are at the entrance of San Polo church in Brescia, Italy, on July 9. Photo: CNS/Reuters

VATICAN (CNS): Bishops will need to help their communities participate more in parish life and return to taking part in Read more

In the same storm but not all in same boat
People wearing face masks line up and wait to enter a pharmacy in Cochabamba, Bolivia, on July 21. Photo: CNS/Reuters

VATICAN (CNS): Humana Communitas’ in the Age of Pandemic, a new, eight-page reflection the Pontifical Academy for Life, notes that Read more

Duterte’s SONA address less than inspiring

MANILA (SE): On July 27, Philippine president, Rodrigo Duterte delivered his fifth State of the Nation Address (SONA) spending about Read more

Call for action as hunger rate rises
Red Cross volunteers working in a mobile kitchen in Rome's Portuense neighbourhood, preparing pasta for the homeless and the poor on April 3. Photo: CNS

VATICAN (CNS): Monsignor Fernando Chica Arellano, the Vatican’s permanent observer to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) called Read more

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São Paulo Archdiocese offers centre to house homeless with Covid-19

SÃO PAULO (CNS): The Archdiocese of São Paulo, Brazil, offered the city a community centre,…

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Rise in human trafficking amid Covid-19 pandemic
Chains wrapped around the wrists of a man illustrate trafficking and enslavement. Photo: CNS/Reuters

VATICAN (CNS): As governments and world leaders struggle to contain the Covid-19 coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic, they must also work harder Read more

Italy goes back to church post-lockdown
A book and hand sanitiser are at the entrance of San Polo church in Brescia, Italy, on July 9. Photo: CNS/Reuters

VATICAN (CNS): Bishops will need to help their communities participate more in parish life and return to taking part in Read more

In the same storm but not all in same boat
People wearing face masks line up and wait to enter a pharmacy in Cochabamba, Bolivia, on July 21. Photo: CNS/Reuters

VATICAN (CNS): Humana Communitas’ in the Age of Pandemic, a new, eight-page reflection the Pontifical Academy for Life, notes that Read more

Duterte’s SONA address less than inspiring

MANILA (SE): On July 27, Philippine president, Rodrigo Duterte delivered his fifth State of the Nation Address (SONA) spending about Read more

Call for action as hunger rate rises
Red Cross volunteers working in a mobile kitchen in Rome's Portuense neighbourhood, preparing pasta for the homeless and the poor on April 3. Photo: CNS

VATICAN (CNS): Monsignor Fernando Chica Arellano, the Vatican’s permanent observer to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) called Read more

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A giant baby sculpture is seen during a pro-life rally outside the Basilica of Our Lady of Lujan in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on International Women's Day, on March 8. Photo: CNS/Reuters
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Argentine bishops speak out against abortion legislation

MEXICO CITY (CNS): The Argentine Bishops’ Conference expressed its opposition to the plans of the…

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Proposal would make abortion normal medical procedure

BRUSSELS (CNS): The Bishops’ Conference of Belgium criticised legislation to liberalise abortion by extending the right to 18 weeks’ gestation Read more

Bangladesh court seeks to ban gender detection of unborn
A mother carries her child during a village gathering in Habiganj district of Bangladesh. Photo: UCAN/Stephan Uttom

DHAKA (UCAN): Catholics have welcomed a Bangladesh High Court ruling seeking an end to what one termed the “unethical” practice Read more

São Paulo Archdiocese offers centre to house homeless with Covid-19

SÃO PAULO (CNS): The Archdiocese of São Paulo, Brazil, offered the city a community centre, House of Prayer, to lodge Read more

Commission set up in São Paolo to investigate abuse complaints

SAO PAULO (CNS): The Archdiocese of Sao Paulo announced the creation of a commission to investigate allegations of sexual abuse Read more

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Commission set up in São Paolo to investigate abuse complaints

SAO PAULO (CNS): The Archdiocese of Sao Paulo announced the creation of a commission to…

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Are Internet Service Providers enabling online sexual exploitation of children?
A depiction of a teenager looking over her Facebook page. The Internet facilitates sexual exploitation of children. File photo: CNS/Reuters

Internet Server Providers (ISP’s) such as PLDT and Globe in the Philippines, and thousands around the world, must be challenged Read more

Philippine diocese beefs up sexual abuse protocols

MANILA (UCAN): The Diocese of San Pablo in Luzon, the Philippines, established an office to handle sexual abuse cases committed Read more

Child abuse over the Internet
Browsing the internet. The frequency and number of reported incidents of online child sexual abuse has exploded. Photo: CNS/PA Images via Reuters

They are the two latest arrivals at the Preda Foundation’s beautiful home for exploited children set in the countryside and Read more

The invisible enemy: an unseen virus and sexual abuse
The hands of a South Korean comfort woman who was among those who were forced into prostitution and sexually abused at Japanese military brothels before and during World War II. Photo: CNS/Reuters

Think about it. It is amazing that one tiny, invisible, smart virus, a product of evolutionary processes, still mutating and Read more

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