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Love Jesus in all who suffer, Pope Francis says

Love Jesus in all who suffer, Pope Francis says

Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service - Activities el Tue, Apr 11th 2017

Pontiff uses Palm Sunday Mass to decry Sweden, Egypt attacks Love Jesus in all who suffer, pope says. Jesus does not ask that people only contemplate his image, but that they also recognize and love him concretely in all people who suffer like he did, Pope Francis said.

Bill Gates: Rallying Cry for Clean Energy. Will it be Enough?

Bill Gates: Rallying Cry for Clean Energy. Will it be Enough?

Daniel Roth - Executive Editor at LinkedIn - Development el Mon, Mar 14th 2016

 Bill Gates this year focused in his annual letter, which launched Monday night, he tackles just one subject: clean, accessible energy.  It was a curious decision for the famously intellectually-expansive Gates. Focusing on energy makes all of his other life-improving efforts easier to enact. Get the more than 1 billion people who live without energy hooked to the grid and suddenly, “you can run hospitals, light up schools and use tractors to grow more food.”

The 'Spotlight' on crimes against children

The 'Spotlight' on crimes against children

Shay Cullen, - UCAnews - Church Issues el Sat, Feb 20th 2016

The 'Spotlight' on crimes against children It is the responsibility of all to protect society's most vulnerable. There comes a time when truth has to be revealed, when the secrecy of crimes can no longer be contained and denied, and when the guilty must be held to account. History shows that secrecy and cover-ups keep that day of reckoning at bay but one day the truth will come out.

MPs put pressure on David Cameron to recognise Christian 'genocide' in the Middle East

MPs put pressure on David Cameron to recognise Christian 'genocide' in the Middle East

Sean Smith - The Tablet - JPIC News el Wed, Dec 23rd 2015
Senior British politicians have put pressure on David Cameron with a letter urging that the UK joins other nation states in recognising the persecution of Christians in the Middle East as “genocide”. Last week the Lithuanian parliament become the first EU state to recognise legally that religious genocide is occurring across the Middle East, particularly in Syria, Iraq, Pakistan and northern Africa.
Crisis in Syria: On the Road from Damascus

Crisis in Syria: On the Road from Damascus

Timothy Radcliffe - The Tablet - JPIC News el Tue, Dec 22nd 2015

The bell rang out from the Carmelite monastery in the Syrian mountains between Damascus and Homs. It would be audible to Islamic State (IS) jihadists, whose front line is less than three miles away. It said defiantly: “We are still here.” The terrorists captured Qara, the local ­village, burnt the churches, dug up the Christian graves and scattered the bones. The friars and sisters had survived only by taking refuge in an old Roman tower where they were protected by Muslim friends. Now the village has been recaptured by the Syrian army.

Two ways to solve refugee crisis

Two ways to solve refugee crisis

Ruta Tumenaite - The Tablet Blog - World Issues el Fri, Dec 4th 2015

Two ways to solve refugee crisis: welcome them in, and change the negative attitude in Europe. The so-called crisis of the refugees is in fact “the crisis of the European countries, because we are not prepared to welcome these people”, says Fr. Jean-Marie Carrière SJ, the new regional director of the Jesuit Refugee Service Europe.

Pope Francis addresses Kenya's leaders - Mungu abariki Kenya!

Pope Francis addresses Kenya's leaders - Mungu abariki Kenya!

Vatican News - Vatican Radio - Activities el Wed, Nov 25th 2015

 The Holy Father said he was looking forward to his stay, especially meeting the young people of Kenya and “encouraging their hopes and aspirations for the future”. The Pope proceeded to urge the entire Kenyan people to “work with integrity and transparency for the common good, and to foster a spirit of solidarity at every level of society”, asking them to hold particular concern for the poor, the young and to handle their natural and human resources responsibly.

Pope Francis in Kenya at start of African tour

Pope Francis in Kenya at start of African tour

Caroline Wyatt - BBC - Activities el Wed, Nov 25th 2015

"All men and women of goodwill are called to work for reconciliation and peace, forgiveness and healing," Pope Francis said at a function hosted by President Kenyatta in State House. "Ultimately, the struggle against these enemies of peace and prosperity must be carried on by men and women who fearlessly believe in, and bear honest witness to, the great spiritual and political values which inspired the birth of the nation," he added.

Santa Marta Group on Human Trafficking

Santa Marta Group on Human Trafficking

Santa Marta Group - Activities el Thu, Nov 5th 2015

Human Trafficking is one of the gravest criminal challenges confronting the international community. The scale of the problem is such that now, according to some studies, it ranks as the second most profitable worldwide criminal enterprise after the illegal arms trade. The International Labour Organisation estimates that 2.4 million people are trafficked globally.

'More guns won't help'

'More guns won't help'

Joe Torres - UCA News - JPIC News el Thu, Oct 22nd 2015

The president of a Jesuit university in Mindanao expressed concern over the Philippine government's decision to arm paramilitary groups that double as private armies for mining companies in the restive region.