Pope decries ‘horrendous cruelties’ in Ukraine

DONETSK, DONETSK PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC – FEBRUARY 22, 2022: Donetsk residents celebrate recognition of independence of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics by Russia. Russian President Putin signed decrees recognizing independence of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics on February 21, 2022. Taisiya Vorontsova/TASS (Photo by Taisiya VorontsovaTASS via Getty Images)

ROME – Pope Francis on Wednesday condemned the “horrendous cruelties” in war-torn Ukraine.“Ever more horrendous cruelties [are occurring], even against civilians, women, and helpless children. They are victims whose innocent blood cries out to heaven and implores,”… Read More

Russia Suspended From UN Human Rights Council For ‘Systematic Abuses’

The UN General Assembly has voted to suspend Russia from the Human Rights Council over reports of “gross and systematic violations and abuses of human rights” by invading Russian troops in Ukraine.

The resolution received 93 votes in favor, 24 against, and 58 abstentions.

The U.S.-initiated resolution adopted by the 193-member General Assembly expressed “grave concern at the ongoing human rights and humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.”

PH votes to suspend Russia from UN Human Rights Council

MANILA – The Philippines is one of the countries that voted in favor of suspending Russia from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UN HRC).The resolution removing Russia from the 47-member body was adopted by the UN General Assembly on Thursday after receiving a two-thirds majority of… Read More

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