Pope Francis in Central Africa
Pope Francis has been brave in his visit to the Central African Republic where there were many security concerns. He has made an appeal to peace and has talked about forgiveness and reconciliation and the power of prayer to people who have suffered the horrors of war and violence. He celebrated an advance of the […]
Some 3,300 people a day still arriving on Lesvos
Despite dangerous sea conditions, the United Nations refugee agency today reported that the number of refugees and migrants arriving on Lesvos continues to be high, at an average of 3,300 people per day so far in November.
Pope Francis first message of the year against modern slavery
Pope Francis focused his message for the World day of Peace in the harsh reality of the modern slavery and what the Christians, the International Community, the States, the organizations and the Businesses should do to fight this problem that affects to millions of people.
International companies and Bangladesh one year after the collapse
Survivors of the Rana Plaza building collapse one year ago in Bangladesh are still suffering from their injuries and loss of income, Human Rights Watch said today. International companies that sourced garments from five factories operating in the Rana Plaza building are not contributing enough to the financial trust fund set up to support survivors and the families of those who died, said the organisation in a press release.
Pope Francis to the mafiosi: Repent...so as no to end up in hell
“Repent. You still have time so as not to end up in hell.” said Pope Francis referring to the men and women currently involved in the mafia. It was during a prayer vigil with the families whose loved ones were killed by mafia violence.
Tweets for Turkey
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has gone further in his way against freedom of speech in the social media by turning off Twitter a few days before the elections apparently because some users published claims of corruption against him. But this is not the only conflict he has with the social and convencional media.
How the Holy See was ambushed by a UN kangaroo court
Reblogged from Catholic Voices Comment:
The UN watchdog on children’s rights which recently hauled the Vatican over the coals for its handling of sex abuse has today released its recommendations. The report is not only ignorant and misguided, peddling myths for which there is no foundation, but betrays an extraordinary misunderstanding of the nature of the Church and the Holy See, while seeking to impose an ideology of gender and sexuality in violation of the UN’s own commitment to religious freedom.
Pope Francis and human communication
Pope Francis called on a more human communication in this era of digital technology and the Internet that can be a source of great good but also can turn into something cold, impersonal and even isolating.
Pope Francis appeal for peace
In his first Christmas Message Urbi et Orbi from the Vatican Pope Francis made an appeal for peace, calling believers and non believers to be united in this purpose. “All united, either by prayer or by desire. But all of us, for peace,” he said.
Judge says NSA spying likely unconstitutional
A US Federal Judge ruled that the NSA massive collecting of Americans’ phone records is likely unconstitutional.