New Catholic Bishop for China
China is preparing to ordain a second bishop with the Pope’s approval, the spokesman for a Catholic diocese said on Tuesday, a possible sign of easing relations between the Chinese government and the Vatican, the South China Morning Post reports. The possible ordination in central Henan province of Cosmos Ji Chengyi as bishop of Zhumadian […]
Russian troops desert army over Ukraine conflict - Al Jazeera English
Russian troops desert army over Ukraine conflict . Stories of deserters contradict Kremlin’s assertion that no government soldiers have been sent to the conflict zone – Al Jazeera
Russia vetoes a resolution to establish an international tribunal on the shooting down on flight MH17
Russia vetoed in the Security Council of the United Nations a resolution to establish an international tribunal to prosecute persons responsible for the shooting down of Malasia Airlines flight MH17 and the death of 298 people, on 17 July 2014 in Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine, an area controlled by the pro Russian rebels against Kiev. The […]
Apex court stays execution of Asia Bibi for blasphemy in Pakistan - DAWN
Apex court stays execution of Christian woman Asia Bibi condemned for blasphemy in Pakistan – DAWN.COM.
Racism and Blood in Charleston
A young white supremacist man killed nine in a historical church in Charleston after saying that he was there to kill black people. A heinous terrorist attack in a place of worship that shows how far away is the American society from get rid of the violent racism embedded in an active minority.
Link: Pope Francis and the integral ecology
Pope Francis’ first encyclical is focused on the idea of ‘integral ecology’, connecting care of the natural world with justice for the poorest and most vulnerable people. Only by radically reshaping our relationships with God, with our neighbours and with the natural world, he says, can we hope to tackle the threats facing our planet today. Science, he insists, […]
Hong Kong lawmakers defy Beijing
Hong Kong lawmakers rejected the electoral reform backed by Beijing in a vote early today. The pro democracy lawmakers who voted against the proposal wanted open elections for the ruler of the City, but China offered only a vote among a few candidates pre-screened by a committee controlled by the Party. Beijing reacted saying that […]
Arson suspected in fire at historic Church of the Multiplication in northern Israel - Israel - - Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News
Arson suspected in fire at historic Church of the Multiplication in northern Israel – Haaretz
Pope Francis calls for peace in Sarajevo
Pope Francis made an appeal for peace during his recent apostolic visit to Sarajevo. answering to a young participant in the meeting with young people he Told about the hypocrisy of speak about peace and at the same time still selling weapons: Everyone speaks of peace: some world leaders speak of peace, and say beautiful […]
Nemtsov Report Details Human and Financial Costs of War in Ukraine | News
Nemtsov Report Details Human and Financial Costs of War in Ukraine for Russia. At least 220 soldiers killed and more than $1 billion spent.