Pope Francis’ friendship with the Grand Imam of Al Azhar inspired the new International Day of Human Fraternity
The United Nations General Assembly decided unanimously that Feb. 4 be observed each year as the International Day of Human Fraternity, starting in 2021.
Archbishop Tomasi has led the Vatican’s fight against nuclear weapons. Pope Francis is making him a Cardinal.
It was with his colleagues in disarmament dialogues that he found the signature issue of his last years in diplomatic service, nuclear weapons abolition.
The committee also said it hopes the prize will highlight the need to strengthen global solidarity and cooperation in an era of go-it-alone nationalism.
Pope Francis insisted that addressing the pandemic and building a more just and equitable world involves looking at every aspect of national and international life.
Pope Francis began a series of general audience talks Aug. 5 about the principles of Catholic social teaching that can help the world recover from the pandemic and move forward in a way that is better for human beings and for the environment.
The U.S. should be "leading a coordinated global response to protect the lives of millions of people around the world," the Catholic Health Association said.