This morning Pope Francis visited the Italian island of Lampedusa, for some years now an entry point for many immigrants, a significant number of whom have lost their lives in the surrounding seas, reports the Vatican Information Service (VIS). The pope left Rome’s Ciampino military airport at 8 a.m. arriving at the island at 9.15 […]

Dozens of followers of deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi killed in Cairo this morning, the Muslim brotherhood’s call for an uprising in response to the killings and the military’s inability to form a government to substitute the one deposed by the coup show how dangerous is the situation in Egypt. For the military to topple a government […]