News in Justice and Peace

Pope's official address to govt authorities, diplomatic corps in Myanmar

Pope's official address to govt authorities, diplomatic corps in Myanmar

by: Vatican. va in JPIC News,

 I can only express appreciation for the efforts of the Government to take up this challenge, especially through the Panglong Peace Conference, which brings together representatives of the various groups in an attempt to end violence, to build trust and to ensure respect for the rights of all who call this land their home. Indeed, the arduous process of peace building and national reconciliation can only advance through a commitment to justice and respect for human rights.

Home Office letter tells EU citizen to ‘go home or go elsewhere’

Home Office letter tells EU citizen to ‘go home or go elsewhere’

by: Mark Townsend-The Observer in JPIC News,

“If UK officials are acting in this way towards EU nationals now, the future of our relations with EU nationals and countries should be a concern to us all. The danger is that the divorce from the EU is becoming ever more acrimonious, and this is reflected in both the tone and the practice of the Home Office.”

The Truth about the murder of Oscar Romero may be approaching its conclusion.

The Truth about the murder of Oscar Romero may be approaching its conclusion.

by: Matt Eisenbrandt - The Tablet in JPIC News,

At first glance, it seems astonishing that the only trial ever held for Romero’s murder took place in a courtroom in the United States. But perhaps it should not be so surprising: El Salvador has never provided justice for the murder not only of Romero but of thousands of other civilians killed in decades past, most of them at the hands of government soldiers.

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.