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Middle East : The diplomatic corps called to the Vatican

The Dominican Order joins the Pope's call to negociation to acheive peace in the region. In preparation for the day of fasting and prayer for peace and the vigil on Saturday with the Pope in St Peter's Square, the Secretary of State has scheduled a special briefing for all ambassadors accredited to the Holy See that will take place Thursday morning, 5 September.

To a Treaty prohibiting arms transfer in case of Human or Humanitarian violations ?

Archbishop Francis Chullikatt, Holy See permanent observer to the United Nations in New York, issued a statement calling for the adoption of a treaty banning the transfer of arms when violations of humanitarian or human rights are taking place. The statement was read during the Final Conference of the UN's Arms Trade Treaty, which is taking place in New York until 28 March.

In his message, the unucio urged “delegations to work together in a consensual manner in order to achieve a historic treaty to control the international trade in arms.” He recalled that, since the start of negotiations, the Holy See has called for “a strong, effective and credible Arms Trade Treaty which will have a real and lasting impact on all people longing to live in a more secure and safe world”.

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