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Thursday 28 April 2016

FI's International Board of Directors Elects New President

The International Board of Directors of Franciscans International (FI) held its semi-annual meeting at the Geneva office of FI from April 22-25, 2016.   Joe Rozansky, OFM, was elected as the new President of the Board. In September 2015, he ...[more]

Tuesday 26 April 2016

PNG's Supreme Court Rules the Detention of Asylum Seekers on Manus Island to be Illegal

Papua New Guinea's Court has ruled the detention of asylum seekers on Manus Island to be illegal, and ordered the PNG and Australian Governments to take steps immediately to end their detention in PNG. Franciscans International has been ...[more]

Thursday 24 March 2016

Love Never Fails: International Congress Celebrates 10th anniversary of "Deus Caritas Est" Encyclical

FI participates in reflections on Catholic charity work in the world.[more]

Friday 18 March 2016

Human Rights Council Must Keep Burundi As a Priority

Despite recent efforts by the UN and the African Union to deal with the socio-political upheavals and violence following the 2015 electoral process in Burundi, the human rights and humanitarian situation in the country remains a great source of concern. ...[more]

Thursday 17 March 2016

Australia: Close Down Offshore Detention Centres For Asylum Seekers

Mohammad Ali Baqiri fled Taliban rule in Afghanistan with his brother’s family when he was just ten years old, leaving his parents behind. He came to Australia in 2001 by boat from Indonesia, where he spent three years in Australia’s detention center on ...[more]

Tuesday 15 March 2016

Put an End to State-Complicity in Human Rights Violations Against Indigenous Peoples!

“We need to wake up to the realities that are not always discussed in the main rooms of the Human Rights Council, “ urged Mr Adrien Zoller of Geneva for Human Rights and Global Training, referring to gross human rights violations perpetrated by States ...[more]

Friday 11 March 2016

Joint publication on the Human Rights Situation in Papua now available in Indonesian!

Our joint publication on the Human Rights Situation in Papua is now available in Indonesian! It can be found here.[more]

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