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UN, Syria and the Humanitarian Aid

The humanitarian aid to the Syrian people affected by the war is not reaching many of those in need because of the way the UN is operating according to the international law, through the Syrian authorities. People in areas under the control of the rebels are frequently out of reach because the government denies the […]

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International companies and Bangladesh one year after the collapse

Survivors of the Rana Plaza building collapse one year ago in Bangladesh are still suffering from their injuries and loss of income, Human Rights Watch said today. International companies that sourced garments from five factories operating in the Rana Plaza building are not contributing enough to the financial trust fund set up to support survivors and the families of those who died, said the organisation in a press release.

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Death penalty 2013: Small number of countries trigger global spike in executions | Amnesty International

Death penalty 2013: Small number of countries trigger global spike in executions | Amnesty International.

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Egypt mass death sentences

The criminal court in Minya, Egypt sentenced 529 people to death, possibly the largest mass death sentence in recent years anywhere, in a trial lacking basic due process protections, said Human Rights Watch in a press release.

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Pope Francis to the mafiosi: Repent...so as no to end up in hell

“Repent. You still have time so as not to end up in hell.” said Pope Francis referring to the men and women currently involved in the mafia. It was during a prayer vigil with the families whose loved ones were killed by mafia violence.

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Tweets for Turkey

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has gone further in his way against freedom of speech in the social media by turning off Twitter a few days before the elections apparently because some users published claims of corruption against him. But this is not the only conflict he has with the social and convencional media.

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How the Holy See was ambushed by a UN kangaroo court

Reblogged from Catholic Voices Comment:

The UN watchdog on children’s rights which recently hauled the Vatican over the coals for its handling of sex abuse has today released its recommendations. The report is not only ignorant and misguided, peddling myths for which there is no foundation, but betrays an extraordinary misunderstanding of the nature of the Church and the Holy See, while seeking to impose an ideology of gender and sexuality in violation of the UN’s own commitment to religious freedom.

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Pope Francis and human communication

Pope Francis called on a more human communication in this era of digital technology and the Internet that can be a source of great good but also can turn into something cold, impersonal and even isolating.

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Christians killed for Christmas in Iraq

Iraqi officials say bombings targeting Christians in southern Baghdad have killed at least 38 people on Christmas day. Pope Francis appealed on Thursday for Christians who suffer violence, discrimination and all way of injustice because of their faithfulness to Christ and His Gospel.

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Pope Francis appeal for peace

In his first Christmas Message Urbi et Orbi from the Vatican Pope Francis made an appeal for peace, calling believers and non believers to be united in this purpose. “All united, either by prayer or by desire. But all of us, for peace,” he said.

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