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School desks and chairs in a classroom. (file)
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Canada: UN independent experts call for ‘full-fledged investigations’ into mass grave at indigenous school

Independent UN human rights experts on Friday urged Canadian authorities and the Holy See of the Catholic Church to conduct prompt “full-fledged investigations” into a mass grave found in British Columbia containing the remains of over 200 children at a residential school for indigenous students, who had been forcibly taken from their homes.

Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, Secretary for the Relations with States of the Holy See, addresses the general debate of the General Assembly’s seventy-second session.
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Allow people to be ‘dignified agents of their own destiny,’ Holy See tells UN debate

The Observer of the Holy See, Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, Secretary of Relations with States, speaking on the final day of the United Nations General Assembly’s annual debate praised this year’s theme – ‘Focusing on People: Striving for peace and a decent life on a sustainable planet’– saying that Pope Francis “never tires of insisting on people first, especially those who suffer, those who are excluded, marginalized and left behind.”
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Pope Francis due to address global community at UN

Pope Francis, the leader of the worldwide Catholic church and head of State of the Holy See, is due to make his first appearance at the United Nations on Friday in a speech to the General Assembly.

The Pontiff is speaking at the busiest time of the year for the UN when the 193 Member States gather to discuss the globe’s most pressing issues.

It’s expected that he will touch on issues such as the migrant crisis and climate change.