News in Justice and Peace

Cardinal in Central African Republic in peace deal squabble

Cardinal in Central African Republic in peace deal squabble

by: Loup Besmond de Senneville and Laurent Larcher in Bangui- La Croix International in JPIC News,

Cardinal Dieudonné Nzapalainga of Bangui has denied authorizing the signing in his name of a “political agreement for peace in the Central African Republic” sponsored by the Sant’Egidio community.

How to impress a terror network and gain recognition

How to impress a terror network and gain recognition

by: Joe Torres, UCA NewsManila in JPIC News,

Armed clashes in the southern Philippines between state security forces and gunmen claiming to have links abroad bring to light the phenomenon of local terror groups trying to gain recognition. The militarist response of the government, which has declared martial law, might become a "bonus" for the aspiring terror group that has now caught global attention. 

Spanish victim of London attackers recalled for commitment to justice

Spanish victim of London attackers recalled for commitment to justice

by: Simon Caldwell • Catholic News Service • Posted June 8, 2017 in JPIC News,
The Spanish government paid tribute to a Catholic man stabbed to death as he used his skateboard to try to defend a woman from a knife-wielding terrorist in London. The Spaniard, a Catholic and the nephew of a deceased bishop, was returning from a skateboard park when he stumbled upon the atrocity and saw one of the terrorists repeatedly stabbing a woman.
Vietnam's bishops criticize new religion law

Vietnam's bishops criticize new religion law

by: ucanews.com reporter, Hanoi in JPIC News,

Vietnam's bishops criticize new religion law They call on the communist government to have an accurate view of religions In bold words. The bishops' statement said the law replaces words "asking permission" and "giving permission" with "registering, informing, proposing," which still request "religions to inform government authorities about their activities that authorities may or may not approve."

Judge reopens inquiry on Archbishop Romero's murder

Judge reopens inquiry on Archbishop Romero's murder

by: Samuel Lieven-La Croix International in JPIC News,

Archbishop Oscar Romero of San Salvador, who was assassinated in 1980 and whose cause for canonization is under way, has become one of the most popular figures of the Latin American Church. "La Croix" looks at his life and legacy.

Tribal bishops seek Indian president's intervention

Tribal bishops seek Indian president's intervention

by: Bijay Kumar Minj - UCAN New Delhi in JPIC News,

India's tribal Catholic bishops have sought the intervention of President Pranab Mukherjee to ensure the rights of millions of tribal people. The memorandum signed by tribal bishops from six states said they were "saddened" by the policies of state governments that have trampled over tribal people's rights. They want the president "to protect the land, forest and socio-cultural rights of tribal people," the May 10 memorandum said.

Pope Francis, Suu Kyi meet, launch diplomatic relations

Pope Francis, Suu Kyi meet, launch diplomatic relations

by: Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service in JPIC News,

he Vatican announced May 4 that the pope would appoint a nuncio to the southeast Asian nation and that Myanmar would name an ambassador to the Vatican. The agreement brings to 183 the number of countries with which the Holy See has full diplomatic relations.

Pyongyang Diocese celebrates 90th anniversary

Pyongyang Diocese celebrates 90th anniversary

by: UCAN in JPIC News,

March 23, 2017 - The 90th anniversary of Pyongyanag Diocese was an occasion to pray for North Korea where the once active diocese lies amid totalitarianism. In his homily, Cardinal Yeom said, "Pyongyang Diocese which dynamically spread the gospel now is being forgotten. Communism continues and persecution carries on which is due to our lack of prayer."

Beijing using CCTV in churches to spy on Christians

Beijing using CCTV in churches to spy on Christians

by: ucanews.com reporter, Hong Kong in JPIC News,

China's ruling Communist Party has stepped up efforts to control the number of Christians by forcing Catholic and Protestant churches in the heavily Christian province of Zhejiang to install CCTV cameras inside and outside their buildings.