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:

Pope Francis decries 'financial wars' and calls on fraternity to build peace

2013-12-12

Fraternity was the main theme in Pope Francis' first papal message for the World Day of Peace, presented on Thursday at the Vatican. He said fostering brotherhood is the foundation for peace. But he denounced greed and selfishness as main factors that prevent it.  

VITTORIO ALBERTI
Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace
"In a pastoral level, the Pope's message is an ongoing call to peace. Inner peace, because he always starts with the true pacification, which is the one of the actual person.”

The Pope said this fraternity, and the peace that comes with it, derives from the fact that all people are God's children, and therefore, brothers and sisters. As such, he called on people to look after each other.

In light of so many conflicts, he called on people to leave aside all weapons, and the use of violence against their brothers and sisters. Specifically, he called on nations to get rid of nuclear and chemical weapons.

VITTORIO ALBERTI
Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace
"Let's not forget this message also goes out directly to governments, through diplomatic paths. So, as a head of state, because the Pope is a head of state. Bishop of Rome, yes, but also a head of state.”

In his seven-page message, Pope Francis also called on nations to seek fraternity in the economy. He asked people to leave aside the greedy pursuit of material riches. He said they lead to another type of war "fought in the economic and financial sectors with means which are equally destructive of lives, families and businesses.”

VITTORIO ALBERTI
Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace
"The new thing within this document is the topic of organized crime. The Catholic Church, in all its complex, rallies against organized crime, to fight it.”

The Pope added that the selfishness of criminal groups "gravely offends God.” He recalled the suffering of their victims, from drug users, to exploited workers, and trafficking victims. 

The Church's main mission, he said, is to comfort those who suffer, and to speak out to in order to make leaders aware of their suffering, and to put an end to it. 


RCA
AA
-
-PR
Up: