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Pope, in Hungary, warns of rising nationalism in Europe, appeals for migrants

Pope Francis and Hungary's President Katalin Novak attend a welcome ceremony, during Pope's apostolic visit to Hungary, at the Sandor Palace in Budapest, Hungary, on 28th April, 2023.

Updated: 10:15am, 29th April 2023 (AEST)Budapest, HungaryReuters Pope Francis, starting a trip to Hungary, on Friday pointedly warned of the dangers of rising nationalism in Europe and told the Budapest government that accepting migrants along with the rest of the continent would be a true sign of Christianity. In a hard-hitting speech to government leaders […]

Nationalism “must not prevail”, Pope Francis says, addressing the United Nations

Pope Francis adresses UN on 75th anniversary

Vatican CityRNS In a video message to the United Nations, Pope Francis said the COVID-19 pandemic has put the international community at a crossroads and that it’s up to UN leaders to decide whether to choose the path of multi-lateralism and dialogue or nationalism and individualism. “We are faced, then, with a choice between two […]

Around the world, coronavirus boosts community spirit – and nationalism

Coronavirus UK roadside stand

London, UKThomson Reuters Foundation The coronavirus pandemic is boosting both nationalism and community spirit, unleashing shifts in attitudes that would usually takes years to trickle down, according to a survey released on Thursday. The survey of six nations from across the globe reveals that COVID-19 has also prompted more people to want to work for […]

New UN envoy warns closed borders embolden human traffickers

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London, UKThomson Reuters Foundation Human traffickers will profit from rising nationalism fuelled by the coronavirus pandemic, the new United Nations expert on modern slavery said, warning that anti-migrant policies and rhetoric may prevent victims of exploitation from seeking help.  Lockdowns and business closures worldwide are pushing many vulnerable workers – particularly migrant labourers – into […]

More “apartheid cities” seen in India after deadly Delhi riots

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New Delhi, IndiaThomson Reuters Foundation India risks greater segregation in its cities after deadly riots in Delhi last week, with minority and poor people likely to be blocked from accessing housing in desirable neighbourhoods, human rights experts said on Thursday. The Hindu-Muslim clashes in the city’s north-east – the worst communal riots in Delhi for […]