The US Government is posting a five million dollars reward for information leading to the capture of a National Liberation Army Leader, which is still fighting an insurgency against the Colombian Government, after more than fifty years.
In an interview with Vatican News, the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith says the letter “Samaritanus bonus” offers an integral approach to the human person, to suffering and illness, to caring for those in critical and terminal illnesses.
At a virtual high-level meeting on September 21 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the world body, Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin reiterated the Holy See’s support for the United Nations.
“Samaritanus bonus” (The Good Shepherd), a newly published letter by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, approved by the Pope, reiterates the condemnation of any form of euthanasia and assisted suicide, and advocates support for families and healthcare workers.
With the Senate and the National Assembly (lower house) resuming sittings, DRC’s National Episcopal Conference of Congo (CENCO) General Secretary, Fr. Donatien Nshole, has urged parliamentarians to re-dedicate themselves as servants of the Congolese people.
As Lebanon continues to register an alarming rise in Covid-19 infections and deaths, a new lockdown would wreak even more poverty and suffering among the stricken population. The President of the Order of Malta in Lebanon says his fellow citizens are sick, hungry and in despair.
On the occasion of the 29th International Day of Peace 2020, Caritas Africa and Caritas Europa call on European and African leaders to adopt a new framework for EU-Africa relations that puts people at the heart of peace and security efforts.
Pope Francis on Monday received in the Vatican a group of children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), who are being treated at a clinic in St. Polten, Austria. He thanked all for the wonderful work for the youngsters.
Beauty creates communion. It unites onlookers from a distance, uniting past, present and future. Pope Francis has recalled this on a number of occasions. The Church has always translated the universality of the Good News into the language of art. From this premise, this dramatic moment in history characterized by uncertainty and isolation, gives rise to this initiative which is a partnership between the Vatican Museum and Vatican News: Masterpieces from the Vatican Collection accompanied by comments from the words of the Popes.
Europe is racing to contain rising coronavirus infections amid concerns they could lead to more hospitalizations and deaths. Authorities in several countries have announced new restrictions, including in Spain, where parts of the capital Madrid are subject to lockdown measures to curb a rise in Covid-19.
Addressing the UN Security Council this week, World Food Programme Executive Director, David Beasley, warned that 270 million people are on the brink of starvation because of the coronavirus-induced hunger pandemic.