The Holy See has identified a new public enemy – the speculator. In remarks to delegates at the Rome-based Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, Pope Benedict referred to the way food had become a commodity that was now traded without regard to the needs of the world’s hungry people.
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As people of faith it is critical that we understand the complexities of immigration. As people of faith it is critical that we have opportunities to discuss the issue so that we can better understand the Church’s concern and involvement in this issue.
At the general assembly of the Catholic network in Rome this week a new secretary-general, Michel Roy, was elected, after the Vatican said they wanted a new leader who would give the confederation of charities a more distinct Catholic identity.
Justice and Peace Commissions from Brentwood, Southwark and Westminster dioceses are preparing activities for '100 Days of Peace' around the Olympic and Paralympic Games next year.In particular, they are highlighting two initiatives for peace, one involving churches and schools, and one involving the UK government and the UN.
A working group of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, one of the oldest scientific institutes in the world, has issued a sobering report on the implications for humankind of the melting of glaciers from human-induced climate change.
Migrant workers must not be exploited, taken advantage of and paid less than a living wage. That was the message of Bishop Thomas McMahon of Brentwood at an annual Mass in support of migrant workers on Monday.
The citizens are tired of oppression, high rates of unemployment and escalating costs of living engendered by poor governance. When pushed to the wall, they will have no option but to take up arms against the dictatorial regime.
Soup runs for the homeless will not be banned from a part of central London after a council U-turn, MPs were told today. Hayes community welcomes the news with relief as they have been helping homless people in central London for the last twenty years.
Religious violence has cost the lives of over 50,000 people since 1999, when one-third of Nigeria’s 36 states instituted the Islamic penal code making Shari’ah (Islamic) law the highest legal authority, creating a de facto state religion in violation of the national, secular constitution.
"People are going to welcome the fact they can really see what's happening with crime in their area, not just on their street but in their neighbourhood. They will feel a greater connection with the police, with much more information about where they can go to, and who they can work with."