Category: Global Issues

Why We Can’t be Silent to Cries of Poor

World Day of the Poor was first proposed in 2016 in Pope Francis’ apostolic letter for the Year of Mercy, Misericordia et misera, which calls on the faithful to “make a serious examination of conscience, to see if we are truly capable of hearing the cry of the poor”.

Irish-SA Links in Focus

The exhibition, “Call for Freedom: Ireland and South Africa”, at the Nelson Mandela Gateway to Robben Island on Cape Town’s Waterfront, is organised by the Irish South African Association.

Out of this World: Vatican’s Care for Creation includes Final Frontier

From Pope Gregory XIII’s observational tower built in the Vatican Gardens in the 16th century so celestial studies could aid the reform of the calendar to Pope Leo XIII, who officially re-founded the Vatican Observatory in the late 19th century, popes have kept their eyes fixed on the heavens.