Yesterday nearly half a million people took to the streets. The protesters want the Territory government to renounce the notorious extradition law. At the end of the protest, some "bandits" attacked a group of democrats who were returning home: almost 50 wounded.
The Pope’s letter was delivered to the Syrian president this morning. “The Holy See has always insisted on the need to seek an appropriate political solution to end the conflict, overcoming partisan interests,” said Card Pietro Parolin.
The wisdom of the heart lies precisely in knowing how to combine contemplation and action. "If we want to enjoy life with joy, we must associate these two attitudes: on the one hand," standing at the feet "of Jesus, to listen to him while he reveals the secret of everything to us; on the other, be considerate and hospitable"
The Pew Research Center report states that "in the 2007-2017 decade, government restrictions on religion - laws, policies and actions of state officials that limit religious beliefs and practices - have increased dramatically in the world." Leading the ranking of countries that impose restrictions on religious freedom are the Middle East and North Africa.
The missionary has been involved for years in helping people with Hansen’s disease and spreading the PIME charisma. "I'm happy but at the same time I am a bit afraid,” he said. “I hope I can lead the diocese with God’s help."
In Venezuela, “Let us pray to the Lord to inspire and enlighten the parties involved, so that they may reach an agreement as soon as possible that will put an end to the suffering of the people for the good of the country and the entire region.”
In a tweet yesterday Pope Francis called for respect of life. For the Pontifical Academy for life, Lambert’s death is "a defeat for our humanity".
"These least ones are abandoned and cheated into dying in the desert; these least ones are tortured, abused and violated in detention camps; these least ones face the waves of an unforgiving sea; these least ones are left in reception camps too long for them to be called temporary".
Clashes follow a peaceful protest that attracted nearly 230,000 people. At the end of the rally, many participants decided to occupy the streets. Police, in riot gear, tried to disperse the crowd and clashed with the protesters.
"We must always pray to the "master of the harvest ", that is God the Father, to send labourers to work in his field which is the world". The mission is based on prayer; which requires detachment and poverty; which brings peace and healing, which is not proselytism but proclamation and testimony.
Francis sends a message to the Forum of the Laudato Si communities, engaged this year on the theme of the Amazon and its exploitation: "Man cannot remain an indifferent spectator in the face of this destruction, nor can the Church remain silent: the cry of the poor must resound from her mouth ”.
In the last four weeks, four deaths and various suicide attempts have occurred. Patients suffering from psychiatric disorders are on the rise. Police seek advice: experts warn that even people not involved in the protests are vulnerable.
The country, which for years has been tormented by a conflict with pro-Russian separatists, was among the topics addressed in Francis's conversation with Putin.
Hong Kong’s bishop emeritus contributes to the debate over the new guidelines made public by the Holy See.
The prelate, currently Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Hong Kong, publishes an appeal to the government and social services sector: "We call for a “reconnect” with our young people through dialogue, that we may attend to their aspirations and grievances, and help them to rediscover their goals in life”.