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”.

Pope Francis to children: Peace is a craft built every day with love

2015-05-11

From the start, it became clear that this wouldn't be a typical meeting at the Vatican. The MCs were two children who sang "We Are the World” while 7,000 cheering kids waited for the Pope. As he entered Paul VI Hall, there were plenty of cries, cheers, colors, and gifts.

The Pope greeted the liberal Italian politician Emma Bonino, who has cancer, with this gesture. Children then threw out a question that really got the meeting started.

"Do you want to work with us in the Peace Factory? We will always be with you.”"You're one of us. Welcome to the Peace Factory.”

And so the Pope became a peace maker that way. Several children then asked him a total of 13 questions.

POPE FRANCIS
"Hands up who has never fought with his brothers. The important thing is to not end the day without making peace.” FLASH "Peace is not an industrial product but a craft that is built every day with love.”

A girl then shyly asked if there would always be some people who try to prevent peace. She also asked why the "powerful” did not do more to build peace.

POPE FRANCIS
"I... many times want some quiet. But being with people, I do not lose the peace. The things that take away peace are greed, jealousy.” "Some powerful people earn their living making weapons. For this reason, many people do not want peace. They profit more with the war.”

There is no answer to the suffering of children, the Pope said, but work can be done to alleviate their suffering. He added that peace-building is necessary to teach the importance of respect and justice. He even made them repeat this sentence three times.

POPE FRANCIS
"Where there is no justice, there is not peace.”
"Stronger.”
"Where there is no justice, there is not peace.”
"Stronger.”
"Where there is no justice, there is not peace.”
"Very good, learn this very well.”

Later, several children came to deliver gifts and ask the Pope to bless their valuables. One child brought his soccer goalie gloves. 

Before leaving, Pope Francis met with some of the children who were most ill.

The Peace Factory Foundation brings together institutions, media, church organizations and, NGOs to promote peace.


MPI/ATO
CTV
VM
-BN
Up:GRT