What's this? / Report Bad Ads
Latest News
Pope Francis

Pope Francis: No people is criminal and no religion is terrorist

February 17, 2017. Pope Francis has sent an important message to the Meetings of Popular Movements that is taking place in Modesto (California). The pope denounces the "moral blindness of this indifference”: "under the guise of what is politically correct or ideologically fashionable, one looks at those who suffer without touching them. But they are televised live; they are talked about in euphemisms and with apparent tolerance, but nothing is done systematically to heal the social wounds or to confront the structures that leave so many brothers and sisters by the wayside”.
World

The government of the Order of Malta will elect the successor of the Grand Master in April

February 15, 2017. On April 29, the Council Complete of State, the Order’s constitutional body, will elect the next Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta (or, as provided for in the Constitution, a Lieutenant of the Grand Master, to hold office for a year).
Pope Francis

Pope names a Special Envoy for Medjugorje

< style> February 11, 2017. Pope Francis has asked Henryk Hoser, S.A.C., bishop of Warsaw-Prague (Poland), to go to Medjugorje as Special Envoy of the Holy See. According< g> the Vatican, "the mission has the aim of acquiring a deeper knowledge of the pastoral situation there and above all, of the needs of the faithful who go there in pilgrimage, and on the basis of this, to suggest possible pastoral initiatives for the future”.
Vatican

Pope Francis advances eight new causes of sainthood

January 23, 2017. On January 20, Pope Francis met with Cardinal Angelo Amato, the prefect for the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to announce the publication of decrees for the advancement of eight causes of sainthood.

Syrian bishop: ISIS doesn't understand religion

2015-03-04

ISIS has waged a destructive campaign of terror and expansion in Iraq and Syria. People of all religions have suffered, and Christian minorities have been targeted.

Church leaders in the region have had a particularly difficult experience over the last several years. They say that ISIS does not speak for the majority of Muslims in Iraq, but it is destroying much of the country.

SHLEMON WARDUNI
Aux. Bishop, Patriarchate of Babylon (Iraq)
"They don’t know God, but they claim to speak in the name of God. They don’t understand religion, but they act in the name of religion.”

For years, Christians and Muslims lived in harmony, even though Christians are a small minority group within the region.

SAMIR NASSAR
Maronite Archeparchy of Damascus (Syria)
"If Muslims would have wanted to eliminate Christians, they could have done it a long time ago and they did not...”

Much of the violence, they say, can be attributed to foreign money that finances jihad. The auxiliary bishop of Babylon blamed foreigners for the success ISIS has had in Iraq.

SHLEMON WARDUNI
Aux. Bishop, Patriarchate of Babylon (Iraq)
"How is this possible, without the help of foreigners? They need to leave Iraq in peace.”

The Church leaders said that they had received significant spiritual support from the Vatican. Their suffering has also been eased by the help of Catholic charities.

SAMIR NASSAR
Maronite Archeparchy of Damascus (Syria)
"The Vatican, be it Benedict XVI or Pope Francis have helped us a lot on a social level, through charities like Cor Unum and Caritas Internationalis.”

The Syrian Civil war has been raging since 2011. While Iraq has been a fragile state since the U.S. Invasion in 2003, ISIS began to rapidly gain power in 2014.


ATO
CTV
-
-PR
Up:
#WORLD