The 300 richest people in the world are as wealthy as the 3 billion poorest people. Watch this video to find out more.
The number of people over the age of 60 is expected to double from 841 million in 2013, to over 2 billion by 2050, according to UN figures. Unfortunately this is accompanied by falling global birth rates to below even replacement level in many countries. Incredibly, the number of people over the age of 60 is set to exceed the number of children for the first time, by 2047.
During his catechesis this week, Pope Francis talked about science. He said, this gift from the Holy Spirit allows people to see nature a gift from God: "If God sees Creation as a good and beautiful thing, we must also adopt this attitude, to see Creation as good and beautiful.” The Pope has frequently expressed his concern over the environment, and it's widely expected to be the topic of his next encyclical. During the audience, he issued another warning.
While dozens of people have died as a result of massive floods sweeping the Balkans, leaving tens of thousands displaced, a new risk has been posed by unexploded wartime landmines that are now being exposed by 3,000 landslides.
VATICAN CITY — “Birth control.”
As parliamentary elections began in Iraq, Chaldean Catholic prelate voiced hopes and fears about the country’s future in talks with Aid to the Church in Need. “We want our country to return to stable conditions where all can live in peace,” said Archbishop Amel Nona of Mosul. He said that the Iraqi people are “fed up” with problems that include insecurity, official corruption, a sagging economy, and the emigration of trained and talented workers.
Due to a rare alignment of events, many Australians will today experience a second eclipse this month. Here's where and when to see it.
Last week the United Nations held a review of the 20 years since the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), held in Cairo in 1994. The meeting looked at population issues ranging from ageing, fertility, mortality, migration and urbanization, the UN explained in a press release.
It has been nearly three weeks since Cyclone Ita struck the Solomon Islands with such devastating force, claiming 23 lives and leaving more than 52,000 homeless but a team from Caritas Australia is still on the ground helping the people rebuild their shattered lives.
An estimated 1 million spectators have turned out to watch this year's Boston Marathon, a year after a bombing which killed three people and injured hundreds more
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