“Time to open up to citizens”: Conference on the Future of Europe

The Conference on the Future of Europe was officially launched on 9 May with a ceremony at the European Parliament in Strasbourg.

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Over 1,000 migrants arrive on Italian island – Vatican News

Thousands of migrants have reached Italy following a dangerous sea crossing since the start of the year.

Pope writes preface to book on Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius – Vatican News

“Seeking and finding the will of God" is a book written by Fr. Father Miguel Ángel Fiorito and prefaced by Pope Francis. Composed of spiritual flashcards, it is structured to be a practical guide to the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius of Loyola.

Mikhail Khodorkovsky in the Committee on Foreign Interference | News | European Parliament

Today at 13:00, Russian philanthropist Mikhail Khodorkovsky will speak in the Committee on Foreign Interference about the Kremlin's interference in EU affairs.
Special Committee on Foreign Interference in all Democratic Processes in the European Union, including Disinformation

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World churches body urges end to violence, respect for status quo of Jerusalem holy sites

The World Council of Churches has condemned violence at the Al-Aqsa Mosque complex calling on Israel to respect the status quo of holy sites in Jerusalem's Old City in the interest of peace and stability.

Conference on the Future of Europe: inaugural event in Strasbourg | News | European Parliament

The inaugural event celebrated the launch of the participatory process set up jointly by Parliament, Council and Commission.

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What can the UN do to help Asia through its life-threatening COVID-19 surge?

The UN is at the forefront of efforts to help India extricate itself from the almost unimaginable scale of suffering its citizens are undergoing, as a result of a devastating wave of COVID-19 infections. Earlier this week, UN News spoke to the country chiefs based in India, for the World Health Organization (WHO) and the UN Children’s Fund, to get their take on the crisis. Here are some key excerpts from the interviews.

Pope Francis swears in 34 brand new recruits for planet’s littlest military

The smallest army and one the world's oldest standing armies has welcomed 34 new recruits from Switzerland to serve the Roman Catholic pope.

Vatican to provide vaccinations to more than 300 people – Vatican News

On Saturday, the Vatican will be offering Covid vaccines to the homeless and vulnerable people. The Office of Papal Charities is coordinating the initiative, which will take place in the Paul VI Hall. Meanwhile, the “suspended vaccine” campaign, which has already made it possible to help countries in serious difficulty due to the pandemic, is continuing, with contributions exceeding expectations.

India’s new COVID-19 wave is spreading like ‘wildfire’, warns UN Children’s Fund

A new wave of COVID-19 infections is spreading like “wildfire” across India, leaving many youngsters destitute, the UN Children’s Fund UNICEF said on Friday.

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