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.
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Pope Francis calls for fraternity and peace, denounces corruption
Pope Francis published his first Message for the World Day of Peace dedicated to fraternity as foundation and pathway to peace. He sees fraternity as a prerequisite for fighting poverty, a way to extinguish war and to cultivate nature to fight the scandal of hunger, but he sees it threatened by selfishness corruption and organised crime.
The Strasbourg Human Rights Court ruling that made possible set free a Spanish ETA terrorist convicted for 24 killings left me speechless. I don’t have doubts the Judges had their reasons to rule in favour of the terrorist, most of them procedural reasons, but a penal system that can set free a terrorist serving a little more than a year for killing is not fair. That’s the case of Spain.
Over 29 million people are living in slavery in the world today, says the Walk Free Foundation. Most of them in India (14 million) and China (2.9 Million). But Countries of the first world like the US or the UK are not free of modern forms of slavery above all affecting to foreign citizens forced into sex work, domestic servitude or coerced criminality.
The Lampedusa tragedy with 194 African migrants confirmed dead and at least 150 more missing feared dead, many trapped in the wreckage of the stricken boat 47 meters below the surface is overwhelming.
Tell us about something you think is terribly unfair.
It’s not fair that UN Security Council members that have fought (diplomatically) and therefore delayed and blocked resolutions to try to stop the war in Syria for a long time are not giving the humanitarian aid compromised to help the people affected.
More than 100,000 in St. Peter's Square praying for peace
More than a hundred thousand people gathered in St- Peter’s Square on Saturday evening in response to Pope Francis’ appeal for a day of fasting and prayer for peace. Sunday morning the Pope urged everybody to continue praying for peace in Syria Lebanon Iraq and Egypt, condemned the proliferation of wars and conflicts and questioned whether they were wars about problems or commercial wars to sell arms on the black market.
Prayer and fasting for peace
Millions throughout the world are responding to Pope Francis call for a day of prayer and fasting on Saturday for peace in Syria and around the world
Innocent Victims of Wars
If your day to day responsibilities were taken care of and you could throw yourself completely behind a cause, what would it be?
Peace. And because there is no peace, help innocent people suffering because of violence and wars.