The Pope and today's world
Pope Francis has summarised in his message for Easter the conflicts and the problems of today’s World. He asked Christians to pray for those situations but also to act: never “succumb to the pride which fuels violence and war but to have the humble courage of pardon and peace”. He also asked to them “to live in service to one another, not to be arrogant, but rather respectful and ready to help.”
Beheading of 21 Christians
The beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians by Islamic State (ISIL) in Libya has been a step further in the run of cruelty of the extremists against the world. Those 21 men were killed because they were Christians. No one should die because of their religion or their ideas in this world, but it happens too often nowadays.
Italy rescues 6,000 people crossing Mediterranean in four days
The Italian navy had rescued some 6,000 people who had set out from Libya in overcrowded boats in just four days, said the UNHCR.
US captures a leader of the Pakistani Taliban
The US has captured in Afghanistan the second in command of the Pakistani Taliban, Latif Mehsud in a military operation.
Chaos in Libya over the US capture of an Al Qaeda leader in Tripoli
Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan was briefly kidnapped and hours after set free by an armed group called The Libyan Revolutionary Operations Chamber, that said is acting “on the prosecutor orders”. Zeidan was “accused” of allow the United States to capture Al Qaeda suspect Abu Anas Al-Liby in Tripoli last weekend and put him under custody in an US Navy ship in the Mediterranean.
From the video to the cartoons: why can't we respect each other?
We are in the middle of the uprising of violence because of the video against the Prophet Mohammad that had spread through many muslim countries and produced violence against American and western interests with deaths, among them the killing of the first American ambassador fallen in duty in thirty years, Chris Stevens, in Libya, and […]
Two approaches: Egypt and Syria
The situation in Syria is deteriorating as logic dictates after a year of violence without any known control. The last reports published in the international media talk about what looks a chaotic civil war with neighbor against neighbor, religious sect against religious sect, and the government with the Army against most of them. The problem […]
Politics Running the Bulls
It’s over. The “Fiesta” is gone. After a week of madness, Pamplona, Spain, is again a quiet peaceful city. This year the bulls have been fairly good with the runners, “only” for or five wounded by horns, with blood and all that, but not too seriously, and many others stepped on by the animals or […]
How many syrians have to die?
More dan 1.100 Syrians dead. That’s what the news says today about how the uprising is going there. How many are actually dead? It’s impossible to know. Maybe many more. There is not an easy way to obtain news from there. We will only know when all this finish if the end is at the […]
Today's wars: Surprise or Heritage?
I live with a globe of the world always close to me. An I do so, to never forget how small is the space of land where there are powerful countries and people who live well and how enormous is the space of this planet where all is war after war, misery, sicknesses, hopeless and […]