On behalf of the world’s often unwanted refugees and migrants, Pope Francis in his Jan. 1 World Day of Peace message titled “Migrants and Refugees: Men and Women in Search of Peace” pleads: “In a spirit of compassion, let us embrace all those fleeing from war and hunger, or forced by discrimination, persecution, poverty and environmental degradation to leave their homelands.”
Category: Global Issues
Even though it is one of the most secularised nations in the world, Sweden is one of the few countries in Europe where the Catholic Church is growing, said the country’s first cardinal.
The joyful hope that flows from faith can change the world, which is why Christians have a crucial part to play in revitalising Europe
Despite its countless benefits in advancing learning and global communication, the internet has had its pitfalls. The most heinous has been the growth of online child sexual exploitation.
Remember the game of chicken? It’s a foolishly high-stakes challenge in which two drivers risking death, drive on a collision course towards each other until one of the drivers chooses to swerve away.
With the enormous scale and devastating effects of child exploitation and abuse online, including exposure to pornography, the world must act to protect children at all costs, speakers at a world congress said.
Continuing education by the Catholic Church about the danger nuclear weapons pose is needed if the goal of total nuclear disarmament is to be achieved, a Vatican official said during a U.S. visit. Average...
While many commentators in the west see Russian President Vladimir Putin as an authoritarian leader who tirelessly plots to revive a Soviet-sized empire, others celebrate Putin as an Eastern Orthodox czar, warring with the forces of the Antichrist in an apocalyptic struggle for the soul of Christian civilisation.
After six weeks of negotiation, an alliance led by the former revolutionary party Fretilin will lead the economically troubled Catholic nation of East Timor for the next five years.
Pope Francis offered prayers for flood victims in Texas and Louisiana and in Nepal, India and Bangladesh.
Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the secretary of state, visited Moscow and met with the patriarch and Russian President Vladimir Putin, as well as with leaders of Russia’s Catholic community.
Catholic priests whose villages have been attacked have taken to Facebook to express outrage and appeal for help. One priest accused U.N. peacekeepers of “deliberately abandoning” his town and leaving parishioners to be murdered by rebels.