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Caritas Europa: protect, promote and welcome on this World Refugee Day

The United Nations on Sunday marks its 20th World Refugee Day. Looking ahead to the observance, Caritas Europa describes the plight millions of people face worldwide as they seek refuge in countries that fight to send them back to where they are fleeing from.

US Supreme Court rules in favor of Catholic foster care agency

The United States Supreme Court upholds religious freedom in a unanimous ruling in the Fulton vs. Philadelphia case, which pitted a Catholic foster care agency against the Pennsylvanian city.

WHO: 1 in 100 deaths is by suicide

Over 700 000 people lose their life to suicide every year says a new study by the UN’s health agency.

Covid-19: UK records biggest daily rise in cases

The UK records over 10,000 daily coronavirus cases for first time since February. The current rise in infections is being blamed on the delta variant, which was first identified in India.

Pope’s charity reaches out again to Covid-hit countries

The Office of Papal Charities has sent ventilators and medical equipment to 9 countries, in a sign of Pope Francis' support for nations struggling with the pandemic.

Zambia’s first President, Kenneth Kaunda, has died.

Zambia’s founding President, Kenneth Kaunda, has died, aged 97.

UN: Desertification and drought hit 3.2 billion people

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres released a message on World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, June 17. The Catholic Church has also been advocating the protection of the environment and the planet.

UNICEF calls for investment in climate-resilient water infrastructure in Africa

UNICEF and the Global Water Partnership in Africa highlight the need for joint efforts to combat water insecurity through increased investment in climate-resilient water infrastructure.

Irish Bishops appeal for peace in Myanmar, Middle East and Northern Ireland

The Irish Bishops' Conference concludes its Summer General Meeting with a statement appealing for peace in Myanmar, the Middle East, and Northern Ireland, and urging the faithful in the country to avail themselves of the COVID-19 vaccination programme.

Another Catholic priest arrested by Myanmar military

Father Aung Ling of Hakha Diocese was arrested on Wednesday in Kanpetlet town on suspicion of providing food to a civil resistance group. He was released later.