What's this? / Report Bad Ads
Latest News
Vatican

Holy See confirms investigation of Order of Malta

January 17, 2017. The Holy See has issued a statement Tuesday in response to "attempts by the Order of Malta to discredit” the new group established by the Vatican to conduct the investigation of why the Chancellor of the Order of Malta was asked to step down.
World

Pope sends condolences for victims of Turkish cargo jet crash

January 16, 2017. On Monday morning, a Turkish cargo plane has tragically crashed in Kyrgyzstan, killing dozens and hospitalizing many others. Many homes and vehicles in the small village are also destroyed. As a result, Vatican Secretary of State, Pietro Parolin has sent a message of condolences to the victims of the disaster on behalf of Pope Francis.
Vatican

Pope Francis to meet with Palestinian president on Saturday

January 11, 2017. Pope Francis will meet with Palestinian president, Mahmud Abbas on Saturday, January 14, at the Vatican to inaugurate the new Palestinian embassy to the Holy See.
Vatican

Former Director of the Vatican's school for diplomats, Justo Mullor dies

December 30, 2016. The smiling archbishop Justo Mullor died this morning in Rome, at the Pío XI Clinic. He was 84 years old.
Pope Francis

Pope approves new decrees for the Causes of Saints

December 22, 2016. On Wednesday, December 21, Pope Francis authorized the following decrees for the Causes of Saints:

African synod asks for bigger compromise against violence

2009-10-19

In Kenya, 1,000 people died as a result of clashes between tribes during elections last year. Hundreds of homes were burned and close to 350,000 people were forced to leave their belongings behind.

Arch. Boniface Lele
Archbishop Mombasa (Kenya)

"Why should people be mortified to violence? I mean, the people were elected should be freely elected, no throw fire, and the people why elected should be interested all the hole country. It’s not just for the one ethnic group, because we have to coexist and a live together the same people".

Cardinals and bishops in the African Synod called on the Church so that Christians don’t fall to the temptation of hate but rather fight for reconciliation and peace.

Arch. John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan
Archbishop Abuja (Nigeria)
"There are countries where there are still conflict, so they need for a reconciliation, and some countries there is no conflicts but there is no justice and therefore everywhere in Africa we have need to bill peace and consolidate".

During the meetings, some bishops denounced the activity of those Christians that have been involved in the conflicts. In some countries, almost half of the politicians are Christian, and it’s the governments themselves that sometimes provoke conflicts between tribes.

The Synod has also asked that African culture recognize the value of women. They’ve also asked for more help to be given to mothers because in the last years the number of underground abortions has increased. The bishops blame western influence for the increase because African culture has always been based on family values.

PVB/RS