Catholics in the eastern Indian state of Odisha are celebrating the ordination of a priest who was a victim of India’s worst anti-Christian violence. Father Vikash Nayak, 29, who hails from Tiangia village in Kandhamal district, was ordained on Nov. 6 by Archbishop Emeritus William D’Souza of Patna, the apostolic administrator of Buxar Diocese inContinue Reading

Pakistan has accepted the resignation of a Catholic bishop more than a year after he quit the membership of a commission meant to safeguard the interests of religious minorities. The National Commission for Minorities (NCM) announced on Nov. 15 that it has accepted the resignation of Archbishop Sebastian Shaw of Lahore amid allegations aboutContinue Reading

The International Criminal Court (ICC) will investigate whether crimes against humanity were committed during Venezuela’s crackdown on anti-government protests in 2017. Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro said the state respects the decision to investigate, but does not share it. More than 100 people died during the clampdown on protesters. The demonstrationsContinue Reading

As world leaders are gathering in Glasgow, UK, to take part in the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Virginia Gamba, calls for bold and urgent climate action. The Special Representative highlights that it is theContinue Reading

In 2020 alone, according to UN cultural agency UNESCO, which works to protect media workers, 62 journalists were killed just for doing their jobs. Between 2006 and 2020, over 1,200 professionals lost their lives the same way. In nine out of ten cases the killers go unpunished.  This year, because of statistics like these, the International Day to End Impunity for CrimesContinue Reading